Gas Turbine and Generator Test Experience in Support of the Advanced Hull Form Inshore Demonstrator (AHFID)

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Roger J. Carr, Denis Lison, Fred T. Willett

 DRS Power Technology Inc., Fitchburg, MA 01420

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 128(2), 468-471 (Mar 01, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2061327 History: Received October 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2004

This paper describes a test program designed to assess the suitability of a TF40-based gas turbine generator set (genset) for use in the Advanced Hull Form Inshore Demonstrator (AHFID). An overall description of the test program and its objectives is given. Test results are presented. The relevance of the test to the greater program goal of demonstrating the viability of rim-driven propulsion technology is discussed. The genset demonstration test was successfully completed in 2003. The package performed as designed and met all test objectives.

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Figure 1

Podded propulsion concept

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Figure 2

Generator after conversion and refurbishment

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Figure 3

Custom baseplate for equipment mounting

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Figure 4

TF40 gas turbine mounted on the baseplate

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Gas turbine genset architecture

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Solid model depiction of TF40-based gas turbine genset

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Complete TF40 genset at test site

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Short-circuit saturation curve for the refurbished generator

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Figure 9

Normalized steady-state full-load insulation temperatures



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