OF HYBRID SINGLE-SHAFT
TURBINE JET ENGINES
LAND, SEA and AIR
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
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.
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 T62/150s 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.
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).
POWER PLANT: Gearbox configuration for Vertical Take-Off and Landing
Aircraft and example of turbine engine configured for this usage.
Fixed Wing and EXAMPLE
of application in a sleek design
Two views showing how compact the engine sits behind a propeller
allowing usage with almost any handbuilt aircraft.
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