Accession Number : ADA131167
Title : Investigation of Wave Rotor Turbofans for Cruise Missile Engines. Volume 1.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES NORTHWEST INC BELLEVUE WA
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