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Energy Conversion System Reference Handbook. Volume III - Dynamic Thermal Converters

Report Number: WADD TR 60-699 Volume III
Author: Stephens, C. W.
Author: Menetrey, W. R.
Author: Spies, R.
Corporate Author: Electro-Optical Systems, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Pages: 218
Contract: AF 33(616)-6791
Project: 4769
Task: 61048
AD Number: AD0256701


Volume III incorporates a detailed discussion of the two dynamic thermal converters which appear most useful in future power systems in the next decade, the Stirling engine and the Rankine cycle turbine. Empirical and theoretical equations are presented describing engine performance, and estimates are made of future performance possibilities with new working fluids, higher operating temperatures, etc.

Also discussed are electrostatic and electromagnetic generators which are coupled with the dynamic thermoconverters. Anticipated weights, efficiencies and other performance characteristics are described.

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