Accession Number:

AD0257312

Title:

PERFORMANCE OF THE TAP-100 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERTER

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Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Designed and fabrication data are presented on the TAP-100 thermoelectric converter. Details of performance of the equipment are included. The device was operated to failure with the test program being divided into three parts as follows 1 a preliminary evaluation during which a number of short runs were conducted so that loading and fuel consumption data could be obtained for various hot junction temperature levels, 2 a life test of the device, and 3 final testing, conducted just prior to disassembly. After testing the device was disassembled and the failure mechanics analyzed. Results indicated failure was caused by a combination of numerous internal shorts and severe junction breakdown. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE