NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE SMALL CIVIL TURBINE ENGINES: OVERVIEWING THE GATE STUDIES

An overview of four independent studies forecasts the potential impact of advanced technology turbine engines in the post 1988 market, identifies important aircraft and missions, desirable engine sizes, engine performance, and cost goals. Parametric evaluations of various engine cycles, configurations, design features, and advanced technology elements defined baseline conceptual engines for each of the important missions identified by the market analysis. Both fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft, and turboshaft, turboprop, and turbofan engines were considered. Sizable performance gains (e.g., 20% SFC decrease), and large engine cost reductions of sufficient magnitude are predicted to challenge the reciprocating engine in the 300-500 SHP class.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proposed for Presentation at the Business and Aircraft Meeting, Wichita, Kansas, April 3-6, 1979. Sponsored by SAE.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350
  • Authors:
    • Strack, W C
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-79073
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM