Automotive Gas Turbines

  • P C Bell
  • F W Armstrong
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


The automotive gas turbines discussed in this chapter cover the range of designs intended primarily as propulsion units for vehicles that move on land or water; ie cars, trucks, off-highway mobile equipment, air-cushion craft, and light marine vessels. The units are relatively small (from a few hundred kW down to less than 100 kW) compared with most of the industrial types that are dealt with in chapters 7 and 8; however, there is some overlap at the lower end of the industrial range, and several of the automotive designs are closely related to small gas turbines developed for such uses as auxiliaries in military aircraft and pump/compressor drives for the process industries. Some designs have developed into modified units that have been successfully used in light aircraft.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P C Bell
  • F W Armstrong
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  1. 1.National Gas Turbine EstablishmentUSA

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