Accession Number : ADD005186

Title :   Compound Memory Engine.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Warren K

Report Date : 02 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent is for a mechanism for transforming heat energy into mechanical energy capable of utilizing heat from low temperature sources such as solar heated water, geothermal hot water and rejected heat from conventional engines. The mechanism uses a series of elements manufactured from a nickel-titanium alloy. These elements are formed into a particular shape called the memory shape and, when mechanically deformed, may be instantly returned to the memory shape by the application of heat. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Heat engines, Compound engines, Heat transfer, Mechanical energy

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE