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Some Thoughts About the Development of Automotive Gas-Turbine Units

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A. T. Bowden

C. A. Parsons & Company Limited

W. Hryniszak

C. A. Parsons & Company Limited, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

J. Eng. Power 81(1), 73-95 (Jan 01, 1959) (23 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008011 History: Received March 24, 1958; Published January 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


Possible configurations for an automotive gas-turbine unit are considered. Comparisons are made of designs taking the drive from the high-pressure and low-pressure portions of a split turbine, as well as the advantages to be gained with a divided-compressor and differential-gear arrangement.

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