The purpose of this work is to analyze a gas turbine working under a cycle similar to the one proposed, by the Dr. Holtzwarth, at the beginning of the last century, showing its potentiality, mainly when applied to small power turbines. The method for analysis is based in the quasi-steady thermodynamic equilibrium principle, where the effects of the pressure and temperature variation, due to the intermittent combustion, are considered. Conclusions are presented considering the increase of the thermal efficiency and the available specific work, resulting from the constant volume combustion, when compared with those of a turbine operating under constant pressure combustion (Brayton Cycle). These results are obtained using actual curves of operation for the compressor and the turbine and, as well as, the “matching” of them.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.