|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/165; 180/065.265; 180/305|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 10 인용 특허 : 282|
The present invention combines the principles of a gas turbine engine with an electric transmission system. A method and apparatus are disclosed for utilizing metallic and ceramic elements to store heat energy derived from a regenerative braking system. The subject invention uses this regenerated electrical energy to provide additional energy storage over conventional electrical storage methods suitable for a gas turbine engine. The subject invention provides engine braking for a gas turbine engine as well as reducing fuel consumption.
1. A method, comprising: receiving electrical energy from a regenerative braking system;converting at least a portion of the received electrical energy into thermal energy;transferring, directly and/or indirectly, the thermal energy to a pressurized working fluid to form a heated pressurized working fluid;introducing the heated pressurized working fluid into at least one turbine to propel a vehicle; andwherein the converting step is performed within a pressure boundary of a gas turbine engine. 2. The method of claim 1, wherein the regenerative braking sy...