General performance calculations for gas turbine engines

Show simple item record D. H. Mallinson en_US 2014-10-21T15:52:19Z 2014-10-21T15:52:19Z 1946 en_US
dc.identifier.other ARC/R&M-2684 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this report an attempt is made to summarise the theoretical work carried out during the past few years aimed at discovering the potentialities of the gas turbine as a power plant in many fields of application, but especially as an aircraft power unit. To do this the performance of the various modifications of the ideal gas turbine cycle is considered in some detail, and the works of various authors are then combined and edited in order to depict the performance attainable by practical engines. The influence of component efficiencies on this latter performance is examined and the effects of modifications, such as reheating the gas after partial expansion or introducing a heat exchanger, are compared with the effects predictable from the ideal cycle calculations. The association between the gas turbine and jet reaction as a means of aircraft propulsion is considered and the probable performance of several simple jet engines estimated over a speed range from 0 to 1,500 m.p.h. The influence of forward speed and altitude on the output and efficiency of the gas turbine is obtained and combined with the influence of varying operating conditions upon the propulsive efficiency of the jet to give the overall performance of a jet-turbine combination. Finally a method of estimating the performance of a simple jet engine from the non-dimensional characteristics of its components is detailed and the results of an example employing this method are used to illustrate the influence of several factors, such as propelling nozzle size, upon the equilibrium running conditions of such an engine. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aeronautical Research Council Reports & Memoranda en_US
dc.title General performance calculations for gas turbine engines en_US

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