Electrofluid Dynamic Generators and Cycle Performances for Optimally Matched Injectors.
Final technical rept. Sep 74-Jul 76,
AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The Air Force in-house analytical portion of the electrofluid dynamics EFD direct energy conversion research is described. The experimental portion has been given in the final report, AFAPL-TR-76-35. EFD generator performance analyses have been extended to apply to more general injector-generator types and to include effects of friction and mixing losses. Through the definition of an EFD specific work function, a convenient method of optimally matching an injector to a specific generator is described. Application examples are presented for high overall efficiency cycles as well as for low capitol cost generators. Author
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Fluid Mechanics