Design and Test of the FT8 Gas Turbine Low Pressure Compressor PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
R. J. Monhardt, J. H. Richardson, J. M. Boettcher

United Technologies Corporation

Paper No. 89-GT-295, pp. V002T03A013; 9 pages
  • ASME 1989 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 4–8, 1989
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7914-6
  • Copyright © 1989 by ASME


This paper presents a discussion of the design and test phases of the Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) used in the FT8 Gas Turbine. Design objectives, including efficiency, durability and stall margin goals are covered along with actual test results indicating successful accomplishment of these objectives. Unique features of the test program and an overview of the FT8 Gas Generator in comparison to the JT8D Aircraft Engine are also presented.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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