Accession Number : AD0671028

Title :   PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF GAS TURBINE REGENERATORS EMPLOYING HEAT PIPES

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : SILVERSTEIN (CALVIN C) BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Silverstein, Calvin C

PDF Url : AD0671028

Report Date : Apr 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : A preliminary study of heat pipe gas turbine regenerators for future Army aircraft power plants was carried out, and a feasibility evaluation was made. Heat pipe regenerators appear to be technically feasible, and they can readily be integrated with gas turbines with a minimum of duct pressure losses and engine modification. Regenerator weight is comparable to or greater than that of other regenerator types. Considerable development can be anticipated for both individual heat pipes and regenerator core modules prior to completion of a successful prototype. Regenerator costs are expected to be high.

Descriptors :   *GAS TURBINE REGENERATORS, *HEAT EXCHANGERS, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ARMY AIRCRAFT, COSTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, GAS TURBINES, HEAT TRANSFER, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PIPES

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE