Accession Number : ADA194709

Title :   Fiscal Year 1986 Program 26802 - Task 2.0 ADM Test Results,

Corporate Author : MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM NY STIRLING ENGINE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dhar, M

PDF Url : ADA194709

Report Date : Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : The Advanced Development Model (ADM) engine testing performed in 1984 showed that the thermodynamic power of the engine was much lower than thermodynamic code predictions. Also, the ASDM engine when tested under the engineering model (EM) operating conditions, yielded lower thermodynamic power than was previously achieved by the EM performance engine which, to the first order, is thermodynamically similar to the ADM. A detailed historical description of the diagnostic tests performed in FY84 and FY85 and the conclusions reached is given in Appendix A. In FY86, under IR&D program 26802, Task 2.0, the ADM engine was tested with both tubed and monolithic heads. Results obtained from the tubed head testing are documented in Appendix B. The configuration and the test results of the engine build with monolithic head are described below.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *ENGINES, *THERMODYNAMICS, CODING, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), ENGINEERING, LOW POWER, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MODELS, POWER, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE