The Use of Compressor-Inlet Prewhirl for the Control of Small Gas Turbines

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A. R. Shouman

New Mexico State University, University Park, N. Mex.

J. R. Anderson

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash.

J. Eng. Power 86(2), 136-140 (Apr 01, 1964) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3677561 History: Received January 14, 1963; Online January 10, 2012


The objective of this paper is to describe a control system recently developed to provide nearly instantaneous power response with a two-shaft gas turbine. The principal elements in this system are movable guide vanes in the compressor inlet. The effects of air prewhirl on centrifugal compressor and gas-turbine engine performance are discussed and test results are presented.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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