Accession Number:

AD0633633

Title:

CALCULATION OF ENGINE PERFORMANCE USING AMMONIA FUEL. 3. BRAYTON CYCLE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY THERMAL SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The performance of ammonia as a fuel for gas turbine application was theoretically predicted. Regenerative and non-regenerative Brayton cycles were employed as theoretical models, and combustion products were treated as a chemical equilibrium reactive system. All calculations were carried out by programs developed for use on an IBM 7094 digital computer. The following conclusions are based upon the theoretically predicted results 1 Ammonia can yield power output up to 10 greater than that for hydrocarbon fuels operating under the same conditions of limited turbine inlet temperature. 2 Thermal efficiencies for ammonia should range up to 10 higher than those for hydrocarbon fuels. 3 Specific fuel consumption for ammonia is predicted to exceed by 2-12 to 3 times that for hydrocarbon fuels.

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE