Development of a Turbine Engine for a Tank
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Development of a Turbine Engine for a Tank by Cliff Garrett

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Published by Society of Automotive Engineers Inc .
Written in English


  • Automotive technology,
  • c 1990 to c 2000,
  • Science/Mathematics

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Open LibraryOL10941262M
ISBN 100768004357
ISBN 109780768004359

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June: Design work on a gas turbine engine for powering tanks begins under the direction of Müller, who left Heinkel in The first such system, the GT , is completed in November and fit to a Panther tank for testing. June: A Derwent II engine is modified with an additional turbine stage powering a gearbox and five-bladed propeller.   Developmental history of German jet engine including original design plans, photographs of prototypes, technical diagrams and graphs. It begins with the theoretical work of early designers but concentrates on turbojet, turboprop, ducted fan and hybrid types of engines and their applications in aircraft. Also included are pure gas turbine design used in tanks, . Gas-turbine engine, any internal-combustion engine employing a gas as the working fluid used to turn a turbine. The term also is conventionally used to describe a complete internal-combustion engine consisting of at least a compressor, a combustion chamber, and a turbine.. General characteristics. Useful work or propulsive thrust can be obtained from a gas-turbine engine. With over illustrations, charts, and tables; in this book you will find comprehensive information on the theory of gas turbine engines as well as specific extensive coverage of all turbine systems and types, as well as their practical application in a variety of aircraft including helicopters, turboprops, up to the largest transport.

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A Bibliography of aircraft gas turbine engine sources has been assembled for use in research of the book History of the Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine in the United States. The bibliography consists of sources found In research conducted at Air Force, Navy, Army, NASA, Industry, museum, and technical society facilities. The sources identified. turbines in use today. Marine Gas Turbine Engine Using a GTE to propel a ship goes back to when a Pescara free piston gas engine was used experimentally with a GTE. The free piston engine, or gasifier (fig. ), is a form of diesel engine. It uses air cushions instead of a crankshaft to return the pistons. It was an effective producer. The goal of tank engine development has always been "more power". The M1A1 Abrams tank with its revolutionary gas turbine engine was designed to fight massed Soviet armor in a rapid, bloody confrontation. Fuel economy was not important since tanks were based less than miles from the enemy.   Turbine engine fuel for aviation uses is a petroleum based fuel similar in properties to kerosene, although newer biofuels and synthetic fuels are under development. Liquid hydrocarbon based fuels are considered ideal for transportation use because they are more easily handled than solids and have a higher energy density than gasses.