Accession Number:

AD0662623

Title:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TURBINE-DRIVEN CIRCULATING BLOWER FOR MANNED AEROSPACE ENCLOSURES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 65-Feb 67,

Corporate Author:

TECH DEVELOPMENT INC DAYTON OHIO*

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Analytical and experimental studies were conducted to determine an optimum turbine-driven circulating blower powered by energy available from high-pressure breathing oxygen. The studies included experimental determination of optimum turbine and nozzle geometries and the development of a complete circulating blower. With an available oxygen flow of 0.2 pound per hour, the blower can circulate 3.93 cfm at a back pressure of 0.2 inch of water in an ambient temperature, 5-psia atmosphere. Total weight of the unit was 3 ounces. The experimental unit operated reliably however, additional testing is necessary to establish its suitability for use in a manned space enclosure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE