RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Vehicular

Development of a Low-Emission Combustor for a 100-kW Automotive Ceramic Gas Turbine (II)

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H. Kumakura, M. Sasaki, D. Suzuki, H. Ichikawa

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; Japan Automobile Research Institute, Inc., Tsukuba, Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 118(1), 167-172 (Jan 01, 1996) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2816534 History: Received February 04, 1994; Online November 19, 2007


Performance tests were conducted on a low-emission combustor, which has a pre-vaporization–premixing lean combustion system and is designed for a 100 kW automotive ceramic gas turbine. The results of steady-state combustion tests performed at an inlet temperature of 1000–1200 K and pressure of 0.1–0.34 MPa indicate that the combustor would meet Japan’s emission standards for gasoline engine passenger cars without using an aftertreatment system. Flashback was suppressed by controlling the mixture velocity and air ratios. Strength tests conducted on rings and bars cut from the actual ceramic parts indicate that the combustor has nearly the same level of strength as standard test specimens.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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