Accession Number : ADA131167

Title :   Investigation of Wave Rotor Turbofans for Cruise Missile Engines. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Taussig,R ; Cassady,P ; Zumdieck,J ; Thayer,W ; Klosterman,E

PDF Url : ADA131167

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : Wave rotors have been investigated as a technology for improving the performance of small turbofan engines in the 600 to 1000 lb. thrust class. This report summarizes the results of an eight-month study to analyze wave rotor performance for different configurations and to determine its sensitivity to operating and design parameters. Engine cycle calculations were also performed in order to estimate engine performance improvements and sensitivity to the wave rotor component. Wave rotor/turbines and pressure exchanger wave rotors both have been evaluated. In each case, experimental data exists which confirms predicted wave rotor performance over a wide range of operating conditions.

Descriptors :   *Turbofan engines, *Rotors, Engine components, Heat transfer, Air flow, Leakage(Fluid), Combustors, Propulsion systems, Configurations, Cruise missiles, Fuel consumption, Thrust

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE