Accession Number : ADD012534

Title :   Thermal Regenerator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Alfred L

Report Date : 26 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent discloses a regenerative type thermal storage heat exchanger having a thermal regenerator matrix formed by a plurality of radially spaced coaxial coils of solid cross section thermal material surrounding a core. The matrix is formed from woven structures, each structure consisting of a plurality of longitudinal thermal members, a plurality of transverse cords woven through the thermal members in alignment during fabrication of the matrix. The matrix is formed by spirally winding the woven structure around a mandrel. After winding, the wound structure is inserted in a regenerator housing and the alignment maintaining means is then removed.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *HEAT EXCHANGERS, REGENERATION(ENGINEERING), ENERGY STORAGE, HEAT TRANSFER, MATRIX MATERIALS, FABRICATION, MANDRELS, WINDING

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE