John Deere Score™ Engines in Marine Applications PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
William B. Silvestri, Edward S. Wright

John Deere Technologies International, Inc., Wood-Ridge, NJ and Moline, IL

Paper No. 86-GT-256, pp. V002T03A005; 7 pages
  • ASME 1986 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit
  • Volume 2: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • Dusseldorf, West Germany, June 8–12, 1986
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7929-0
  • Copyright © 1986 by ASME


The paper gives a basic description of the stratified charge combustion process in the Stratified Charge Omnivorous Rotary Engine - SCORE. The inherent advantages of the Wankel geometry combined with spark ignition of a stratified mixture for a unique combustion cycle are explained with diagrams. The discussion points out why the engine is neither octane or cetane sensitive, making it a truly multifuel (omnivorous) intermittent combustion engine.

A brief description of the parts and their function help to explain the inherent compactness of the engine and confirm its simplicity and efficiency. The engine specific size, weight, air flow and fuel flow are compared to an equivalent output turbine engine to place the performance in a familiar context.

A most impressive feature of the engine, attractive cost of production, is demonstrated by the modular nature of its design. This feature is amplified by an in-depth description of the “Family of Engines” concept, highlighting the large number of common parts in a family of one to six rotor models. The ability to cover a complete market segment with one geometry is attractive for production costs, service, training and logistics.

Modular design also enhances application flexibility. Development programs are underway for a diversity of applications for families of SCORE engines. Each application utilizes the unique characteristics available with this engine and is further justified by the economies realized in volume production. Thus low volume, high power applications (1000kW and up) can realize savings by utilizing the same major parts tooled for higher volume use in smaller engines.

Some potential applications are discussed with particular emphasis on marine installations. Specific comparisons with other powerplants for shipboard electrical generation are presented.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Topics: Engines
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