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Disc-Type Airborne Vehicle and Radial Flow Gas Turbine Engine Used Therein

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Norman L. Heuvel

Independent inventor

Paper No. 2001-GT-0447, pp. V001T01A005; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/2001-GT-0447
From:
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Turbomachinery; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 4–7, 2001
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7850-7
  • Copyright © 2001 by ASME

abstract

An annular, radial flow gas turbine engine and airborne vehicle utilizing same for jet propulsion. The engine comprises counter-rotating rotors and a compressor section with counter-rotating annular rows of intermeshing compressor blades, an annular combustion section common to both rotors wherein the combustion zone is defined by oppositely rotating rotor walls, and a turbine section made up of annular rows of counter-rotating exhaust turbine blades. No stator blades are present in either the compressor or the turbine sections. The craft comprises a central hub on which the engine rotors rotate on thrust bearings, and speed-staged bearings maintain rotor tolerances with respect to each other and to nonrotating shell portions above and below the engine rotors. Air inlet guide vanes leading to the compressor section are also housed in the hub portion of the craft. Exhaust gases emitting from the turbine section are selectively ducted through the annularly arranged-downwardly directed lift thrust producing ducts and/ or rearwardly directed ducts or vanes for generation of forward propulsion. Directional control during hovering and low speed flight is by selective braking of one or the other of the rotors. and during high speed flight also by selective control of spoiler surfaces arranged in the upper and lower external surfaces of the craft.

Copyright © 2001 by ASME

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