Accession Number:

AD0425699

Title:

PRELIMINARY WEIGHT ESTIMATES FOR ADVANCED DYNAMIC ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS,

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AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

An assessment of working fluids for use in a high-temperature dynamic power conversion system is presented. The method of comparison of the various fluids consists of a preliminary design of the major system components. The results are presented as conversion system weights for the considered fluids, potassium, sodium, lithium, bismuth, and lead, at various values of turbine inlet temperatures. On the basis of the generated data, it has been concluded that only potassium and sodium are practical for use as a working fluid in the temperature range of consideration, 2000 to 4000 R. It is further concluded that potassium and sodium at turbine inlet temperatures from 2800 to 3200 R offer systems of sufficiently low weight to warrant further and more detailed investigations. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE