DIRECT ENERGY CONSERVATION DEVICES AND THEIR POTENTIAL NAVAL APPLICATIONS

Direct energy conversion devices may be used as prime movers, refrigerating machines, et cetra and are endowed with characteristics well suited to diverse naval applications. Despite this, not much effort has been invested in the U.S. Navy in their development. There is a real and urgent need for substantial fundamental work in this area to be initiated. Developments of thermoelectric converters, thermionic generators, photovoltaic cells, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) systems, and fuel cells are surveyed. A comparison between conventional energy conversion and direct energy conversion in size, weight, and efficiency is made. Potential application of these direct energy conversion devices for naval use is studied.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Fine, J M
    • Wu, C
    • Chi, L K
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Accession Number: 00189277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM