APPLICATIONS OF HYBRID SINGLE-SHAFT
TURBINE JET ENGINES

 

 

FOR LAND, SEA and AIR

We assemble our WPS Hybrid Turbine Engines from three unique turbine components. This creates a truly compact, lightweight and powerful Hybrid Turbine Engine. These turbines are of the single-shaft design which offers the MOST concentrated amount of continuous power in as small and lightweight a package as possible. This configuration is far less complicated and more economical than any twin-shaft turbine design.

Although there are many components to a turbine, there are actually very few moving parts. The Power Section is where the turbine and compressor wheels are located and comprises two further sections... hot and cold. The compressor wheel is in the cold section which is where air first enters. The turbine wheel is in the hot section which begins at the combustion chamber.

The compressor wheel is mounted on the common output shaft and is the “driven” component. The turbine wheel is mounted on the same output shaft and is the “drive” component. In all single shaft turbines, this power section has dual roles... it is both a gas producer as well as a power producer. This is because both the compressor and turbine wheels are located on the same shaft that drives the main gearbox. For example, our T62/150’s Hybrid turbine wheel actually produces approximately 300HP, but the compressor wheel absorbs half of this total supplying air to the combustion chamber. The final rated power is then 150HP.

Our Hybrid Turbines are further defined as having a centrifugal flow compressor with an annular combustor and radial inflow turbine. This is a very robust design and not easily compromised by mild overtemps (as opposed to axial flow designs). Our Hybrids produce a minimum pressure ratio of 4:1 with efficiencies of 80% or higher. All RPM measurements are defined as a % (percent) rather than actual RPM because of the very high speed that a turbine shaft spins (ie., over 61,000 in the T62/150 model).

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PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS  

WPS TURBINE ENGINES IN USE and POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS

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Applied to LAND CRAFT
 

TURBINE CYCLE

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Applied to SEA CRAFT
 

SEA-DOO

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Applied to AIRCRAFT

 

HOVERCRAFT

SKYWALKER Illustration

ROTORCRAFT

VTOL POWER PLANT: Gearbox configuration for Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL).

HELICYCLES

AIRPLANES

BD5 Aircraft and example of turbine engine configured for this usage.

LUSCOMBE Fixed Wing and EXAMPLE of application in a sleek design

ENGINE with SPINNER: Two views showing how compact the engine sits behind a propeller allowing usage with almost any handbuilt aircraft.

TURBO PROPELLER running under load

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For CALIBRATING

 

DYNAMOMETER TESTING LABORATORY

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