Friday, November 25, 2011

Micro Gas Turbine Engines

While researching gas turbines, I came across a fascinating new area in high-tech R&D that bills itself as "micro turbines".  These are gas turbines on the order of 1 cm in size and turn at 500,000 to 1,000,000 RPM and higher.  Here are a few images from the links included below.
This combustion chamber only measures 20 mm in diameter and is 2.7 mm thick.
Supplied by a hydrogen-air mixture, it produces a power of up to 1200 W.

How about a 50-100 W gas turbine generator with
fuel tank the size of a pack of playing cards!

Here is a list of micro turbine links.  Some are news posts, but most are journal published, research papers.


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