The History of Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Development in the United States: A Tradition of Excellence by James St. Peter
The History of Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Development in the United States: A Tradition of Excellence
Author: James St. Peter
Title: The History of Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Development in the United States: A Tradition of Excellence
ISBN10: 0791800970
ISBN13: 978-0791800973
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: ASME Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2000)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1379 kb
Size epub: 1745 kb
Rating: 4.6 ✪
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Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Transportation
In this history of aircraft gas turbine engine development in the United States, technologi­cal advancements will be traced through the evolution of specific engines. Each engine examined represents an important advance in this critical technology. Although every model of aircraft gas turbine ever developed represents some technological change, in the opinion of the author, the engines presented here demonstrate clear and significant advances over previous technologies. These American-made turbojets have had a greater impact on U.S. aircraft gas tur­bine usage than any other models we could examine. The four British engines described are ex­ceptions to this all-American discussion. The Whittle engine, introduced into this country during World War II, became the model for the General Electric I-A. The other three engines are the British Derwent and Tay, which introduced Pratt & Whitney into the jet engine business, and the Pegasus. The Pegasus is the only non-U.S. engine to be "featured" as the topic of an entire chap­ter because it not only is representative of the finest in vectored-thrust technology, but also is the standard powerplant for U.S. Marine Corps Harrier aircraft.