During the engineering and public demonstration testing phases of the Transbus Program, the three prototype coaches equipped with gas turbine powerplants exhibited some advantageous operational characteristics that warranted further investigation. Consequently, Booz, Allen Applied Research investigated the gas turbine engine as a potential power source for transit coaches. An in-depth survey was conducted of gas turbine engine manufactureres, whose products may be suitable for transit coaches, to determine their merits as compared to those of the diesel engine. Only Detroit Diesel Allision Division (DDAD) has a product sufficiently developed to warrant serious consideration of volume production. This investigation indicates that while current engines are not economically justifiable, the gas turbine engine may be potentially superior to the diesel. /GMRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00183073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780059
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM