Accession Number : AD0638171
Title : DEVELOPMENT OF A STEAM-POWERED, FREE-PISTON AIR COMPRESSOR.
Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. (phase 2).
Corporate Author : NAVY MARINE ENGINEERING LAB ANNAPOLIS MD
Personal Author(s) : Ford,Stephen H. ; Fox,Robert M.
Report Date : SEP 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : Development of a steam-driven, free-piston air compressor is described. A single-piston version of the unit has been designed and constructed. Preliminary test operation has shown the feasibility of the concept. A computer program has been developed as an aid in studying the performance characteristics and design aspects of the compressor. Correlation of the computer program with the compressor operation has been established. (Author)
Descriptors : (*COMPRESSORS, AIR), COMPRESSED AIR, STEAM, POWER, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, THERMODYNAMICS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MODEL TESTS, PISTONS
Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE