HEAVY-DUTY MARINE GAS TURBINE PROJECT. TASK 4. DIRECT REVERSING TURBINE DEVELOPMENT. FINAL REPORT. VOLUME A. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

This document describes part of the work performed within Task 4, Direct Reversing Gas Turbine Development, 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. This Volume A of the Task 4 final report covers reversing turbine design, development, supporting analyses and component - level testing; assembly and testing of the reversing turbine test vehicle is presented in Volume B. Task efforts have developed an assembly of parts to simulate a reversing marine gas turbine that has minimum effects on ahead, performance, maintenance and reliability of the overall propulsion system. This has been attained via the design and development of this test vehicle, a modified GE-GTPD model MS-3002 (11,000 HP) gas turbine to which was added the specially designed load turbine. This test vehicle was used to empirically evaluate the reversing turbine concept. The direct reversing turbine concept is described herein, along with the design approach, criteria and philosophy employed to define what the test vehicle exactly was to be and of what it should be comprised. Systems engineering, aerothermodynamics and controls-dictated design criteria are also given. Design, supporting analyses and other development of the special load turbine are also presented. Results of component-level aerothermodynamic and mechanical tests are also given herein. Economic viability investigations performed during the course of this program are also presented.

  • 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: 1975-1-31

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  • Pagination: 409 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-77099, 75GTD6
  • Contract Numbers: MA-0-35510
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM