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RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Marine

Component and Procedural Improvements for the T-62T-40-7 Gas Turbine in the LCAC Fleet

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J. P. Ehrhardt

Naval Sea System Command, Amphibious Warfare Program, Washington, DC

S. K. Spring

Gas Turbine Branch, Carderock Division Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia, PA 19112

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 118(2), 369-374 (Apr 01, 1996) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2816598 History: Received February 09, 1994; Online November 19, 2007

Abstract

The Sundstrand Power Systems T-62T-40-7 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) was adapted from an aircraft-borne APU to a marine application on the U.S. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). Although the LCAC APU experienced less operating time than its aircraft version, the environmental conditions that exist cause unusual wear and component failures. Component and procedural improvements have been developed to extend the reliability of the T-62T-40-7 on board the LCAC.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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