Accession Number : AD0056235


Title :   Theoretical studies of the Performance of Heat Engines Using Pressure Waves


Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY


Personal Author(s) : LOGAN JR, J G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/056235.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 206


Abstract : Theoretical performance investigations have been undertaken for a number of wave-engine configurations using the techniques of the method of characteristics. The use of these nonsteady flow techniques permits a determination of intermittent engine performance parameters such as thrust per unit area, specific fuel consumption, compression efficiency and cycle time which are much more realistic than those obtained by the use of the conventional quasi-steady or steady-flow methods.


Descriptors :   *HEAT ENGINES , *PULSEJET ENGINES , THEORY , FUEL CONSUMPTION , METHOD OF CHARACTERISTICS


Subject Categories : Air Breathing Engines(unconventional)
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE