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Economic aspects of advanced coal-fired gas turbine locomotivesIncreases in the price of such conventional fuels as Diesel No. 2, as well as advancements in turbine technology, have prompted the present economic assessment of coal-fired gas turbine locomotive engines. A regenerative open cycle internal combustion gas turbine engine may be used, given the development of ceramic hot section components. Otherwise, an external combustion gas turbine engine appears attractive, since although its thermal efficiency is lower than that of a Diesel engine, its fuel is far less expensive. Attention is given to such a powerplant which will use a fluidized bed coal combustor. A life cycle cost analysis yields figures that are approximately half those typical of present locomotive engines.
Document ID
19830066813
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Liddle, S. G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bonzo, B. B. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Houser, B. C. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1983
Subject Category
ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 83-GT-241
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AI01-78CS-55151
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA TASK RD-152
CONTRACT_GRANT: EM-78-1-01-5151
Distribution Limits
Public
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