PRESSURE ENERGY EXCHANGE PRINCIPLE
Interim technical documentary rept. 15 Apr 1960-14 Apr 1961
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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Pressure energy exchange principles are investigated. These studies are directed toward achieving temperatures of the order of 10,000 R in substantial amounts of uncontaminated, high pressure air, and higher temperatures in small amounts of air. A system using high pressure air to raise the temperature of a charge of air by rapid compression up to 200 atmospheres is being used for experimental studies. Also being investigated is a system which uses a column of water at velocities up to two hundred feet per second to compress a charge of air. A brief description of both systems and the preliminary results from the first few experimental tests are included in this Technical Note. A theoretical development of conditions resulting from shock heating of the charge gas is presented.