Accession Number : ADD003484

Title :   Double-Action Turbogenerator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McCormick,Michael E ; Holt,Robert L ; Bosworth,Charles E

Report Date : 11 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A double-action turbogenerator for providing energy using sinusoidal energy produced by ocean waves is proposed. First and second turbines are mounted on a common shaft and positioned in separate horizontal tubes. An air chamber, which is subjected to ocean waves, alternately applies pressure to one horizontal tube and then a vacuum to the other horizontal tube to drive the turbines. A pair of ratchet joints are provided to prevent the outputs of the two turbines from acting against one another. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Turbogenerators, Energy, Ocean waves, Air flow, Wind, Water flow

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE