Accession Number:

ADA214770

Title:

Analysis of Enclosed Internal Combustion Engine Operation with Water as the Working Fluid

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

It is desirable to develop a totally enclosed system which contains an internal combustion engine and all the accessories required to produce at least 480 hp-hr of work. The system must perform underwater without external support and must release nothing but heat to the water. Most prior development has dealt with systems which are very similar to air breathing engines. Fuel, oxygen and a diluent gas such as nitrogen are ingested through the same kinds of intake devices used in the atmosphere. The intent is to imitate open air operation as much as possible in order to reduce hardware development. The exhaust gases are cleansed primarily of the water and carbon dioxide products of combustion and perhaps secondarily of other components such as unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and compounds produced by reactions involving the diluent. jes

Subject Categories:

  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE