Accession Number : AD0854922

Title :   The 'Fluid Vane' Compressor,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Burton,Ralph A.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A centrifugal compressor is described where moving liquid sheets rather than solid vanes supply energy to air, giving almost isothermal compression. The unit is presently being studied as a component of a prototype gas turbine. Operating principles and potential applications are outlined.

Descriptors :   (*CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), WATER, GAS TURBINES, SPRAY NOZZLES, ENERGY, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, FLOW FIELDS, SPEED REGULATORS, HEAT TRANSFER, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE