Shock Wave Engine Design / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$124.81
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $108.86
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 35%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $108.86   
  • New (8) from $108.86   
  • Used (5) from $113.55   

Overview

Written by an author who has devoted the past twenty-five years of his life to studying and designing shock wave engines, this unique book offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of shock wave engine design. The only book treating the complete preliminary design of shock wave engines, it provides engineers with practical step-by-step guidelines applicable to the design and construction of small, light- weight, low-powered industrial turbines as well as high performance jet aircraft engines.

In his discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of shock wave versus other types of combustion engines, Dr. Weber demonstrates how and why shock wave engines can be made to work more efficiently than conventional gas turbines. Among other things, he shows quantitatively why combustion temperatures can be significantly higher in shock wave engines than conventional gas turbines. He evaluates temperatures of moving parts in terms of combustion and engine inlet temperatures, and explores the effect of shock coalescence, expansion fan reflections and intersections on port sizes and locations. And throughout, real and imagined performance problems are posed and proven solutions given for shock wave engines—alone and in conjunction with conventional gas turbines or reciprocating internal combustion engines.

Designed to function as a practical guide, Shock Wave Engine Design offers concise step-by-step design techniques in a readily usable format. Engineers will find precise, detailed directions on such essentials as how to size wave rotor blade lengths and heights and the correct rotor diameter for a specified power, and material selection for rotor and stator. And one entire chapter (Chapter 12) is devoted exclusively to a detailed example design for a 500 hp engine.

An authoritative, highly practical guide to state-of-the-art shock wave engine design, this book is an important resource for mechanical and aerospace engineers who design aircraft engines or virtually any type of turbomachinery.

Timely, authoritative, practical—an important resource for engineers who design aircraft engines or virtually any type of turbomachinery

Written by a pioneer in the field, this book offers a comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art shock wave engine design principles and techniques. The only book treating the complete preliminary design of shock wave engines, this unique guide provides engineers with:
* Concise step-by-step guidelines applicable to the design and construction of small, lightweight, low-powered industrial turbines as well as high-performance jet aircraft engines
* In-depth treatments of pressure exchangers, wave engines, and wave engines compounded with reciprocating IC engines
* A chapter-length example design for a 500 hp engine
* A brief but thorough review of all essential thermodynamics and gas dynamics needed to develop flow equations and calculation methods

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471597247
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/21/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

HELMUT E. WEBER, ScD, is President of Flow Energy Engineering. He has worked in the field of engine design for more than thirty-five years and has patented a number of innovative devices including a turbocompressor wave engine. His professional positions have included President of General Power Corporation, manager with Scott Paper Company, and manager with General Electric Company. He has also worked as a consultant to a number of prestigious corporations, including Leeds and Northrup, Science Applications International, Ingersoll-Rand, and DOE. His academic positions have included Assistant Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University. He has also held academic positions at the University of California, Berkeley, the Naval Postgraduate School, and MIT. Dr. Weber earned his ScD, SM, and SB degrees from MIT.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
Author's Experience with General Electric Company and General Power Corporation
1 Introduction 1
2 Review of Thermodynamics 10
3 One-Dimensional Adiabatic Flow 23
4 Time-Dependent Flow 32
5 Applications of Time-Dependent, One-Dimensional Flow with Shock Waves 58
6 Design of the Wave Rotor 74
7 Seals, Materials, and Blade Temperatures 115
8 Losses, Flow, and Wave Approximations 140
9 Wave Engine Compounded with Gas Turbine 160
10 Compound Engines 169
11 Off-Design Operation of the Wave Rotor 180
12 Preliminary Design of the Basic Wave Engine 187
App. A: Summary of Commonly Used Gas Dynamic Equations 193
App. B: Wave Rotor Design Tables 195
App. C: Thermophysical Properties of Matter 199
App. D: Heat Transfer in Blade Passages with Zero Through-Flow 207
List of Symbols 212
References 216
Index 219
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)