HEAVY-DUTY MARINE GAS TURBINE PROJECT. TASK 5. REGENERATOR IMPROVEMENT. FINAL REPORT. VOLUME A (PRESSURIZED STRONGBACK DESIGN)

This document describes a part of the work performed within Task 5, Regenerator Improvement of the Heavy-Duty Gas Turbine Development Program, or MARAD Project. The MARAD Project is an integrated effort to develop the heavy-duty gas turbine as an alternate competitive form of marine power generation. The costs of this program are shared equally by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration and the General Electric Company, Gas Turbine Products Division. This document represents one of two volumes of the Task 5 Final Report. It covers all design, development, analyses and component testing performed to develop the 'back-up' regenerator design, the 'Pressurized Strongback' concept. This less ambitious back-up represents a major redesign of the original regenerator to increase its cyclic life to make it suitable for marine applications; its core life has been increased by a factor of 10. The pressurized strongback design is now featured in many General Electric requisitions. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Maritime Technology, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kaplan, S M
  • Publication Date: 1974-12-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 441 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-77098, 74GTD59
  • Contract Numbers: MA-0-35510
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM