PARAMETRIC DESIGN STUDIES OF LIGHTWEIGHT CLOSED-CYCLE GAS TURBINE SHIP PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Presentation of the results of a computer-aided parametric design study to estimate the size and weight characteristics of lightweight closed-cycle gas turbine systems suitable for advanced naval ship propulsion applications. Closed-cycle gas turbine technologies were reviewed, and future advances in crucial technologies were projected. The size and weight characteristics of turbomachinery and heat exchangers were estimated based on the design parameters selected for unit capacities ranging from 29.8 to 149 MW (40,000 to 200,000 shp) considered sufficient to provide the discrete installed power levels (up to 300,000 shp) required of the ship types considered. These results were then combined with other components characteristics to provide estimates of various onboard propulsion systems weight characteristics.

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  • Pagination: p. 166-171
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 779028 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM