Accession Number:

ADA139175

Title:

Wave Engine Technology Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Sep 1983

Corporate Author:

GENERAL POWER CORP PAOLI PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Self sustaining operation of the GPC Wave Engine Demonstration Unit DU was obtained in the range of 6500 to 8000 rpm using wave rotors with nozzle-to-chamber area ratios of .44 and .50. One test data run is compared in detail with the corresponding data from the GPC Wave Engine Simulation Program. Seal development during the contract period resulted in the design and preliminary test of a self-servoed face seal for the high pressure air port of the DU. Also, mechanically attached radial strip seals of inhibited graphite proved to be very effective in controlling angular leadage within the wave rotor cavity.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Breathing Engines (Unconventional)
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE