SOME GAS-TURBINE PROPULSION GEAR CONFIGURATIONS

The ship-propulsion gas-turbine calls for gearing with a configuration that resembles that of a medium-speed Diesel engine rather than that of a steam turbine. The various configurations that have been applied or proposed are here listed for pure gas-turbine plants with c.p. propellers, for those with fixed-pitch propellers, and for combined gas-turbine/Diesel plants (all with c.p. propellers); they include the gearing in the Finnjet, the Euroliner-class ships, and several warships. Each of the 22 gearing configurations listed is shown diagrammatically, and described and discussed. The Author mentions that the design of these transmissions has not yet settled down, but there are indications that typical configurations will emerge and form new standards as in the case of Diesel installations. Order from BSRA as No. 49,651.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    29 Palace Street, Westminster
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hiersig, H M
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00195365
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM