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Title: Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction

Abstract

A method of increasing the efficiency of a thermal engine of the type which includes a primary heat engine and a source of heat for the engine is described which comprises the steps of generating heat in the heat source by a non-linear chemical reaction of reactants, supplying heat from the reaction to the heat engine and externally perturbing by varying at predetermined frequency one or more of the thermo-dynamic variables of the non-linear chemical reaction in the heat source to reduce dissipation and thereby increase the total power output.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6843960
Patent Number(s):
US 4748813
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ., Stanford, CA
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 24 Jul 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; HEAT ENGINES; DISSOCIATION HEAT; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DISSOCIATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HEATING; OPERATION; THERMODYNAMICS; EFFICIENCY; ENGINES; ENTHALPY; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; REACTION HEAT; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; 330000* - Advanced Propulsion Systems

Citation Formats

Ross, J, and Escher, C. Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Ross, J, & Escher, C. Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction. United States.
Ross, J, and Escher, C. Tue . "Method of operating a thermal engine powered by a chemical reaction". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method of increasing the efficiency of a thermal engine of the type which includes a primary heat engine and a source of heat for the engine is described which comprises the steps of generating heat in the heat source by a non-linear chemical reaction of reactants, supplying heat from the reaction to the heat engine and externally perturbing by varying at predetermined frequency one or more of the thermo-dynamic variables of the non-linear chemical reaction in the heat source to reduce dissipation and thereby increase the total power output.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {6}
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