SYSTEM EVALUATION OF AIRCRAFT-DERIVATIVE GAS TURBINES FOR NAVAL SHIP PROPULSION APPLICATIONS

A projection is made for the typical specific weights which can be expected for naval ship propulsion systems utilizing large aircraft-derivative open-cycle engines in the early 1990s. The expected performance, size, and weight characteristics for these engines are identified and integrated with the expected future characteristics for the remaining conventional propulsion system components to estimate the total propulsion system specific weight. Several propulsion system arrangements are considered and the most promising are used to predict the payload/endurance relationship for the selected naval ship types considered.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 187-193

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  • Accession Number: 00177251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM