Accession Number:

ADA046120

Title:

Electrofluid Dynamic Generators and Cycle Performances for Optimally Matched Injectors.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 74-Jul 76,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE