The core of any hybrid propulsion system is a high power density, low weight, and fuel efficient electric energy producer. The LV100 recuperated turbine engine is such a system. This engine is well suited to provide electric power efficiently at a volume and weight significantly lower than current systems. Originally designed for vehicular use and environment to drive a Hydrokinetic transmission, the turbine’s high output speed lends itself to incorporate into the engine design an advanced generating device. This LV100 engine-based electric energy producer will provide in excess of 1MW of electric power in a volume of under one cubic meter at a weight of about 2500 pounds at fuel efficiencies comparable to advanced vehicular diesel engines. Recent state-of-the-art improvements in materials and component technology will permit further reductions in volume/weight and increase the system fuel efficiency. The technologies required to reach a volume of under one cubic meter, the system performance projections obtainable by technology upgrades and the program achievements to date are discussed. [S0742-4795(00)03103-3]
Advantages of the LV100 as a Power Producer in a Hybrid Propulsion System for Future Fighting Vehicles
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN, June 7–10, 1999; ASME Paper 99-GT-416. Manuscript received by IGTI March 9, 1999; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters May 15, 2000. Associate Technical Editor: D. Wisler.
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Koschier, A. V., and Mauch, H. R. (May 15, 2000). "Advantages of the LV100 as a Power Producer in a Hybrid Propulsion System for Future Fighting Vehicles ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. October 2000; 122(4): 693–698. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1287585
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