A TEST RIG FOR MEASURING THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF STIRLING CYCLE REGENERATORS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,481.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10589
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sunpower Inc
6 Byard St, Athens, OH, 45701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gary Koester
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESIGN, DATA REDUCTION ANALYSIS, FABRICATION AND INITIAL TESTING WILL BE PERFORMED FOR A STIRLING-CYCLE TEST RIG CAPABLE OF MEASURING THERMAL FLUX ACROSS REGENERATORS UNDER OSCILLATING FLOW CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO THOSE ENCOUNTERED IN MODERN STIRLING MACHINES. THIS WILL BE ACHIEVED BY THE ADDITION OF A HEAT-TRANSFER SUBASSEMBLY TO AN EXISTING PRESSURE-DROP TEST RIG. BOTH THE RIG AND THE DATA REDUCTION PROCEDURE ARE INNOVATIVE. THE RIG WILL BE PARTICULARLY SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD, AND THE DATA REDUCTION PROCESS WILL ENABLE-FOR THE FIRST TIME-BOTH GAS-TO-MATRIX HEAT TRANSFER AND APPARENT AXIAL CONDUCTIVITY TO BE SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURED.

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