A TEST RIG FOR MEASURING THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF STIRLING CYCLE REGENERATORS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10589
Amount: $49,481.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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6 Byard St, Athens, OH, 45701
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Koester
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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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