Accession Number : AD0710665

Title :   EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON THE ROTATING COMBUSTION ENGINE USING THE RC1-90 TEST RIG.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 69-30 Apr 70,

Corporate Author : CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP WOOD-RIDGE N J

Personal Author(s) : Lamping,Harold D. ; Myers,David M.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Tests were conducted to improve the performance of the fuel injected-stratified charge, spark ignited combustion process in the 90 cubic inch chamber size Rotating Combustion Engine. Three new configurations were designed, procured and tested, including two rotor housings having different fuel injector-igniter arrangements, and a rotor having a modified pocket shape. Each configuration provided a substantial performance improvement over previous configurations as demonstrated by reduced specific fuel consumption rates. Two of the configurations essentially met the power and SFC goals established for the contract. Continued development work is recommended to improve the light load operability and to establish the relative importance of various parameters on combustion performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), TEST FACILITIES, FUEL INJECTORS, FUEL NOZZLES, FUEL SPRAYS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, ORIFICES, SPARK PLUGS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE