Design and Testing of the FT8 Gas Turbine Low-Pressure Compressor

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R. J. Monhardt, J. H. Richardson

Pratt & Whitney, Commercial Engine Business, United Technologies Corporation, East Hartford, CT 06108

J. M. Boettcher

Turbo Power & Marine Systems, Inc., United Technologies Corporation, Farmington, CT 06032

J. Turbomach 112(2), 159-164 (Apr 01, 1990) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2927628 History: Received February 14, 1989; Online June 09, 2008


This paper presents a discussion of the design and test phases of the Low-Pressure Compressor (LPC) used in the FT8 Gas Turbine. Design objectives, including efficiency, durability, and stall margin goals, are covered along with actual test results indicating successful accomplishment of these objectives. Unique features of the test program and an overview of the FT8 Gas Generator in comparison to the JT8D Aircraft Engine are also presented.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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