Accession Number : ADA306618

Title :   Design and Component Integration of a T63-A-700 Gas Turbine Engine Test Facility.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Eckerle, Brian P.

PDF Url : ADA306618

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : A gas turbine engine test cell was developed integrating an Allison T63-A-700 helicopter engine with a superflow water brake dynamometer power absorber. Design specifications were set on all systems and subsystems necessary to operate the engine. Preliminary and detailed designs of the air, water, fuel, and oil systems were developed producing a construction ready overall design. Performance predictions were made which will be compared to experimental data obtained from system operation. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Emergency Operational Procedures (EOP) were developed for engine and auxiliary equipment operation. Preliminary measurements for the structural response of the engine mounting have been made which set engine operating boundaries. The facility has been built and is ready for operation.

Descriptors :   *TURBOSHAFT ENGINES, *COMBUSTION, *GAS TURBINES, *NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT), *MARINE PROPULSION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, HEAT EXCHANGERS, COOLING, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, DYNAMOMETERS, COMPRESSORS, DESIGN CRITERIA, INLETS, TEST FACILITIES, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, IGNITERS, FUEL OIL, HELICOPTER ENGINES, AIR INTAKES, SPARK PLUGS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE