STUDY OF LIGHT WEIGHT TURBINE TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
Several transmission systems that are applicable to advanced marine vessels were investigated to determine if drives other than right-angle gearboxes would be practical in transmitting 50,000 (37.3 MW) hp from dual gas turbines downward through a vertical distance of 20 (6.10M) ft to a propeller drive shaft. These systems included; hydraulic power, chain drive, steel tape drive, and a slider crank drive. Results of this survey indicated the right-angle bevel gear drive was the optimum system considering our present state-of-the-art. Further investigation was performed to optimize turbine and gearbox arrangement using weight, reliability, efficiency, serviceability, technical risks, and relative cost as the determining factors.
- Prepared for ASME Meeting, Mar 21-25, 1976.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Fessett, D J
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Gas turbines; Hydraulic equipment; Propulsion; Transmissions
- Uncontrolled Terms: Hydraulic machinery
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced marine transmissions; Gear boxes
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00138508
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Pap N76-GT-121
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM