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
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE