Accession Number : AD0756805

Title :   Investigation of Some Cycles of Combined Machine Machineless Converters of Thermal to Electrical Energy,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Drabkin,L. M.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A thermodynamic analysis is given of a combined machine installation operating on the Brighton cycle, and a thermoelectric generator as a low temperature superstructure. Calculations show that using a generator with an efficiency of 4 percent increases the efficiency of the Brighton cycle by 0.8 percent. An experimental study of the motor potential showed that a soldered commutation based on low temperature solder (approximately 280 degrees C) is unreliable. A new and more reliable commutation is worked out by sputtering Ni-Cu-Al alloys for batteries directly in the stream of exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine. The use of exhaust gases makes thermoelectric generators competitive with currently used electrodynamic generators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GENERATORS, *THERMOELECTRICITY), THERMODYNAMICS, INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, EXHAUST GASES, EFFICIENCY, THERMOCOUPLES, COMMUTATORS, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE