Performance Development of the Gem Turboshaft Engine

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A. B. McKenzie

Advanced Engineering, Rolls Royce (1971) Ltd., Small Engine Division, Leavesden, Herts, England

B. T. Bayne

Rolls Royce (1971) Ltd., Small Engine Division, Leavesden, Herts, England

J. Eng. Power 98(1), 114-122 (Jan 01, 1976) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446101 History: Received December 02, 1974; Online July 14, 2010


The Gem turboshaft engine designed specifically for helicopter application has provided challenges both in performance development and analytical techniques. A number of the more interesting component performance problems are discussed in this paper, together with the analysis techniques developed to meet the requirement for consistent and accurate assessment of turbine operating temperature.

Copyright © 1976 by ASME
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