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TURBOSHAFT
ENGINE GE T58

300 units had been built. and also manufactured by Alfa Romeo and the IHI Corporation. by which time some 6.  The engine was license-built and further developed by de Havilland in the UK as the Gnome. . it became the first turbine engine to gain FAA certification for civil helicopter use. 1959.History  The General Electric T58 is an American turboshaft engine developed for helicopter use.  First run in 1955. On July 1. it remained in production until 1984.

the T-58 powered SH-3A Sea King was the first helicopter to fly faster than 200 mph and went on to break a number of other flight records.  In 1959.Deveploment & Design  It was the first high-performance.  General Electric engineers invented the 'pinch and roll' process to mass produce the small blades in sufficient numbers required for production of this new power plant. current 'precision forging' techniques were found to be inadequate because the T-58 blades were just too small and clearances too precise.  In 1960 Los Angeles Airways launched a fleet of T-58 powered helicopters as the first gas turbine powered helicopters to be used for scheduled commercial service.  In the 1950's. . axial-flow gas turbine engine designed specically for powering helicopters.

of which about 1200 to 1400 horsepower is available at the power turbine.Engine Specification  Consists of a 10-stage compressor with variable inlet guide vanes and variable stators on the first three rows. Two-thirds of the total gas generator output approximately 2800 horsepower is required to sustain engine operation . of air per second at 26.3:1 and flows approximately 13 lb. A reduction gearbox can be mounted on the power turbine section  The T58 gas generator produces approximately 4200 horsepower. annular combustor and 2-stage turbine  The compressor has a compression ratio of 8.300 rpm  The power turbine section consists of a single stage turbine and exhaust section.

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free shaft turbine pressure.6 lbs per hour per HP 20.Engine specification The T58 turbine engine features: Type.2" diameter 55" Length 305 lbs dry weight Overall pressure ratio at max power. Axial Shaft (turboshaft) Number of compressor stage. 10 Number of turbine stages. 8. turbine. single stage power turbine 0. two stage axial gas producer Specific fuel consumption at max power.2 . 2 low Dual spool.1 high pressure Dual spool.

it seeks its own speed as the ambient air density changes .DUAL SPOOL TURBINE (1) The high-pressure. is not governed. or N2. (2) The speed of the low-pressure compressor. compressor is speed governed by the fuel control system. or N1.

Application on Helicopter  This engine T58 mainly use on :  The Sea King  Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight  Bell UH-1 Iroquois  Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk .

The Sea King .

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight .

Bell UH-1 Iroquois .

Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk .

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