FRICTION CLUTCH REVERSE-REDUCTION GEARS FOR THE GTS

The design and performance of the 20,000 hp reverse-reduction gears and clutches installed in the gas turbine ship ( GTS ) Adm. Wm. M. Callaghan, the first large high-speed cargo ship designed for gas-turbine propulsion, are reviewed. Details of design, component testing, and performance calculations and the results of sea trials and service experience are presented. The successful operation of the reverse gears indicates that similar applications for gas-turbine propulsion of large merchant vessels can be undertaken.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, W S
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00014888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 69-GT-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM