Accession Number : AD0786546
Title : Advanced Feasibility Investigation for Determining Army Helicopter Gas Turbine Engine Maximum Power Available
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP WINDSOR LOCKS CT HAMILTON STANDARD CORP
Personal Author(s) : Fox, Edward V ; Ledesma, Salvador ; Martin, Anthony J ; Rapp, Allen ; Schneider, Roy W
PDF Url : AD0786546
Report Date : Aug 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 175
Abstract : The purpose of the first investigation was to determine the feasibility of developing a method to predict, with an accuracy of better than plus or minus 1%, the maximum power which can be produced by a helicopter gas turbine engine at full-power conditions. The prediction was to be made using information obtained from the engine while the engine was operated prior to lift-off at a partial-power condition of no more than 30% of normal rated power. The prediction method was to be capable of identifying the changes in maximum engine power available due to all possible types of engine deterioration and all ambient conditions. This is a follow-on program to determine the effects of higher power levels, a continuous update system, and improved sensor accuracies on the possible improvement of MPA prediction accuracy.
Descriptors : *GAS TURBINES, *HELICOPTERS, *POWER LEVELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POWER GAIN, PREDICTIONS
Subject Categories : Helicopters
Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE