Flight Test of Several Exhaust-Gas-to-Air Heat Exchangers in a B-17F airplane
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
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Seven heat exchangers for cabin heating and ice prevention were performance tested on B-17F bomber and compared on basis of design requirements. Installation of heat exchangers resulted in high air-side pressure drop, low air-flow rates, and high air-temperature rises. Design requirements were fulfilled by outboard nacelle heat exchanger installation, but not by inboard installation. Flame suppression tests showed more visibility of glowing exhaust stacks and supercharger parts than exhaust gas flames.
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