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Timeline of development[ edit ] Sketch of John Barber's gas turbine, from his patent Earliest records of Hero's engine aeolipile. It most likely served no practical purpose, and was rather more of a curiosity; nonetheless, it demonstrated an important principle of physics that all modern turbine engines rely on. When the lamp is lit, the heated airflow rises and drives an impeller with horse-riding figures attached on it, whose shadows are then projected onto the outer screen of the lantern. His invention had most of the elements present in the modern day gas turbines. The turbine was designed to power a horseless carriage. The patent shows that it was a gas turbine and the drawings show it applied to a locomotive. Teleshov , a Russian aviation pioneer.
EDFs have made flying a model rc jet much more accessible within the hobby. Pulse jets were another option but these are more rocket motors than anything else. A pulse jet runs at full throttle for a short time and then the jet glides. Fun maybe, but not particularly realistic! But now, thankfully, model jets can be powered by a fully functional and realistic looking and sounding jet turbine, thanks to manufacturers like JetCat and Wren.
How a model jet engine works A model jet engine design can vary slightly from one manufacturer to another but they all work on the same basic principle.
The most common type nowadays is the centrifugal flow turbine as opposed to the lengthier axial flow turbine.
The big difference between centrifugal and axial flow turbines is in the stage of air compression. In a centrifugal flow unit, air entering the turbine is thrown outwards as it passes over the spinning impeller, or compressor. The air hits against the inside of the can at great speed and so gets highly compressed as it passes into the combustion chamber.
This intense compression increases the pressure and hence temperature of the air, making it more effective when it mixes with the fuel. As an overview, here are some things to keep in mind while we set forth on this adventure of building together. Most, if not all, of the cutting for this project was done on a vertical band saw, with cutting fluid.
Most, if not all, of the drilling was done using a drill press, where holes were marked, struck with a hammer and nail to form a dent, and then drilled. All welding was done using a TIG welder. I was fortunate enough to have an experienced metalworker and previous AiR, sheetmetalalchemist , teach me TIG welding. I am eternally grateful. All metal used in this project unless specified otherwise is Stainless Steel WHY: When researching the various grades of stainless for this project, and the different ballpark temperature estimates for jet engines, all the numbers looked like NO grade of stainless steel would be able to withstand the heat generated by a jet engine.
Oil and gas platforms require these engines to drive compressors to inject gas into the wells to force oil up via another bore, or to compress the gas for transportation. They are also often used to provide power for the platform.
These platforms do not need to use the engine in collaboration with a CHP system due to getting the gas at an extremely reduced cost often free from burn off gas. The same companies use pump sets to drive the fluids to land and across pipelines in various intervals. Compressed air energy storage[ edit ] Main article: Compressed air energy storage One modern development seeks to improve efficiency in another way, by separating the compressor and the turbine with a compressed air store.
In a conventional turbine, up to half the generated power is used driving the compressor.
In a compressed air energy storage configuration, power, perhaps from a wind farm or bought on the open market at a time of low demand and low price, is used to drive the compressor, and the compressed air released to operate the turbine when required.
Turboshaft engines[ edit ] Turboshaft engines are often used to drive compression trains for example in gas pumping stations or natural gas liquefaction plants and are used to power almost all modern helicopters. The primary shaft bears the compressor and the high-speed turbine often referred to as the Gas Generator , while a second shaft bears the low-speed turbine a power turbine or free-wheeling turbine on helicopters, especially, because the gas generator turbine spins separately from the power turbine.
In effect the separation of the gas generator, by a fluid coupling the hot energy-rich combustion gases , from the power turbine is analogous to an automotive transmission's fluid coupling.
This arrangement is used to increase power-output flexibility with associated highly-reliable control mechanisms. Various successors have made good progress in the refinement of this mechanism. Owing to a configuration that keeps heat away from certain bearings, the durability of the machine is improved while the radial turbine is well matched in speed requirement. External combustion has been used for the purpose of using pulverized coal or finely ground biomass such as sawdust as a fuel.
In the indirect system, a heat exchanger is used and only clean air with no combustion products travels through the power turbine.
The thermal efficiency is lower in the indirect type of external combustion; however, the turbine blades are not subjected to combustion products and much lower quality and therefore cheaper fuels are able to be used. When external combustion is used, it is possible to use exhaust air from the turbine as the primary combustion air. This effectively reduces global heat losses, although heat losses associated with the combustion exhaust remain inevitable.
Closed-cycle gas turbines based on helium or supercritical carbon dioxide also hold promise for use with future high temperature solar and nuclear power generation. A key advantage of jets and turboprops for airplane propulsion - their superior performance at high altitude compared to piston engines, particularly naturally aspirated ones - is irrelevant in most automobile applications.
Their power-to-weight advantage, though less critical than for aircraft, is still important. Gas turbines offer a high-powered engine in a very small and light package. However, they are not as responsive and efficient as small piston engines over the wide range of RPMs and powers needed in vehicle applications. In series hybrid vehicles , as the driving electric motors are mechanically detached from the electricity generating engine, the responsiveness, poor performance at low speed and low efficiency at low output problems are much less important.
The turbine can be run at optimum speed for its power output, and batteries and ultracapacitors can supply power as needed, with the engine cycled on and off to run it only at high efficiency. The emergence of the continuously variable transmission may also alleviate the responsiveness problem. Turbines have historically been more expensive to produce than piston engines, though this is partly because piston engines have been mass-produced in huge quantities for decades, while small gas turbine engines are rarities; however, turbines are mass-produced in the closely related form of the turbocharger.
The turbocharger is basically a compact and simple free shaft radial gas turbine which is driven by the piston engine's exhaust gas. The centripetal turbine wheel drives a centrifugal compressor wheel through a common rotating shaft. This wheel supercharges the engine air intake to a degree that can be controlled by means of a wastegate or by dynamically modifying the turbine housing's geometry as in a VGT turbocharger.
It mainly serves as a power recovery device which converts a great deal of otherwise wasted thermal and kinetic energy into engine boost. Turbo-compound engines actually employed on some trucks are fitted with blow down turbines which are similar in design and appearance to a turbocharger except for the turbine shaft being mechanically or hydraulically connected to the engine's crankshaft instead of to a centrifugal compressor, thus providing additional power instead of boost.
While the turbocharger is a pressure turbine, a power recovery turbine is a velocity one. Passenger road vehicles cars, bikes, and buses [ edit ] A number of experiments have been conducted with gas turbine powered automobiles , the largest by Chrysler.
The objective of the consortium, which includes luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover and leading electrical machine company SR Drives, is to produce the world's first commercially viable - and environmentally friendly - gas turbine generator designed specifically for automotive applications. Concept cars[ edit ] The Rover JET1 The first serious investigation of using a gas turbine in cars was in when two engineers, Robert Kafka and Robert Engerstein of Carney Associates, a New York engineering firm, came up with the concept where a unique compact turbine engine design would provide power for a rear wheel drive car.
After an article appeared in Popular Science, there was no further work, beyond the paper stage.
Bell and Chief Engineer Maurice Wilks from British car manufacturers Rover unveiled the first car powered with a gas turbine engine. The two-seater JET1 had the engine positioned behind the seats, air intake grilles on either side of the car, and exhaust outlets on the top of the tail.
The car ran on petrol , paraffin kerosene or diesel oil, but fuel consumption problems proved insurmountable for a production car. It is on display at the London Science Museum.
While photos of the Firebird I may suggest that the jet turbine's thrust propelled the car like an aircraft, the turbine actually drove the rear wheels.