Accession Number:

ADA002313

Title:

Results of Testing the AEDC 5-MW Segmented ARC Heater

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Jan 1972-28 Nov 1973

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The results of testing a nominal 5-MW segmented constrictor channel type arc heater are presented. The heater was operated at chamber pressures up to 104 atm with power inputs to nearly 3 MW using air as the test gas. Bulk enthalpies ranged from about 7000 Btulb at 26 atm to 4500 Btulb at 102 atm. The nozzle exit flow was surveyed with null-point calorimeters and pressure and enthalpy probes. Performance comparisons are made between the segmented and Linde-type arc heaters. Detailed test and data summaries are presented. All testing was performed at the Arnold Engineering Development Center.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE