ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF GAS TURBINE ENGINES IN AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT
The operational and economic environments associated with agricultural aircraft have dictated several changes to basic turbine engine installation procedures. As the ingestion of chemicals can cause rapid distress in the engine hot section, intake systems are proposed. Aircraft missions are analyzed, and the effect of high cycle time on major rotating components explained. In addition, with jet fuel seldom available at remote fields, alternates such as diesel and gasoline -- together with their limitations -- are dealt with. Operational data is reviewed, recent studies and developments outlined, and the future of the gas turbine engine in agricultural aircraft discussed.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting Nov. 27-30 1978.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Hogg, G M
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Agriculture; Air filters; Aircraft; Aircraft fuels; Applications; Diesel fuels; Engines; Fuels; Gas turbines; Gasoline; Installation; Ratings; Supply; Turbine engines; Utility aircraft; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft engines; Fuel availability
- Old TRIS Terms: Agricultural applications; Engine design; Engine inlets; Fuel shortage; Ingestion
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Energy; Maintenance and Preservation; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00194696
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 781010
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM