A new concept in heat engines is presented. The engine works on the principle that heat is transferred by liquid which is sprayed into a closed chamber containing the working gas. When hot liquid is sprayed in, the gas expands and does work. Then cold liquid is sprayed into the chamber to remove heat and return the gas to it's initial condition. The mechanism of operation involves the enormous heat transfer surface area which becomes rapidly available by breaking the liquid into a multitude of droplets and dispersing these throughout the gaseous environment. No change of state occurs. The gas never leaves the chamber. System hardware design and some test results are discussed. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: p. 1117-24

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #749154 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM