Accession Number : ADP006193

Title :   The Coming Revolution in Turbine Engine Technology,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Petty, James S. ; Henderson, Robert E.

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A major change in turbopropulsion technology development philosophy is now being pursued by the US Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories (AFWAL) which will provide revolutionary advancements in overall operational performance capability for future military aircraft and aerospace weapons systems. An historical perspective illustrates the significance of the advancements being pursued, with engine thrust-to-weight used as the principal performance future-of-merit. The High Performance Turbine Engine Technologies effort, an initiative begun in 1982, is discussed. The overall goal of teh HPTET effort is to provide the advanced materials, innovative structural concepts and advanced aerothermodynamics to double turbopropulsion capability by the year 2000. This is being accomplished through an aggressive, highly integrated technology development effort. The Aero Propulsion and Materials Laboratories within AFWAL are partners in this effort.

Descriptors :   *GAS TURBINES, *TURBINE COMPONENTS, AEROTHERMODYNAMICS, TURBOMACHINERY, TURBOPROP ENGINES, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, AERONAUTICAL LABORATORIES, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, AEROTHERMODYNAMICS, AIR FORCE, ENGINES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MATERIALS, MATERIALS LABORATORIES, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PHILOSOPHY, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, SPACE WEAPONS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, THRUST, TURBINES, TURBOPROP ENGINES, WEIGHT.

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE