RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels

Dual-Use Conversion of a High-Mach-Number Jet Engine Test Cell for Industrial Gas Turbine Low-Emission Combustor Development

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P. W. Pillsbury, W. R. Ryan

Combustion Turbine Engineering, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Orlando, FL 32826

J. R. Moore

AEDC Group, Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Arnold Air Force Base, TN 37389

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(1), 58-65 (Jan 01, 1997) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2815562 History: Received February 08, 1995; Online November 19, 2007


With the recent trend of reducing U.S. military expenditures, it has become desirable to develop dual use of certain Department of Defense facilities. These efforts have a commercial purpose, while still retaining a military benefit. The goals of these efforts are to make U.S. business more competitive in world markets, to develop the technology to solve pressing national problems, and to maintain intact the necessary talent pool and equipment for possible military needs. In a recent initiative described in this paper, test cell equipment at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tennessee, was modified and expanded to allow development by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation of low-emission combustors for heavy-duty gas turbines for commercial power generation.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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