CALCULATION OF ENGINE PERFORMANCE USING AMMONIA FUEL. 3. BRAYTON CYCLE
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY THERMAL SYSTEMS DIV
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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.
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