Title: Research and development of the automotive ceramic gas turbine

Authors: T. Nishiyama, M. lwai, N. Nakazawa, H. Katagiri

Addresses: Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., 2530 Karima, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan. ' Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., 2530 Karima, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan. ' Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., 2530 Karima, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan. ' Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., 2530 Karima, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan

Abstract: To demonstrate the advantageous potential of ceramic gas turbines for automotive use, the 7-year R&D programme conducted by the Petroleum Energy Centre in Japan, is under way. The basic engine is a 100 kW, single-shaft regenerative engine having a turbine inlet temperature of 1350°C and a rotor speed of 110,000 rpm. The engine components were designed, experimentally evaluated and improved in the individual and various assembly test rigs, and an assembly test including rotating and stationary components was performed under the condition of turbine inlet temperature of 1200°C.

Keywords: automobile industry; ceramics; ceramic gas turbines; automotive gas turbines; Japan; turbine inlet temperature; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1996.061888

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1996 Vol.17 No.5/6, pp.626 - 638

Available online: 28 May 2014 *

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