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Air Engines: The History, Science, and Reality of the Perfect Engine

Theodor Finkelstein
Theodor Finkelstein
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At the drafting stage, two options presented themselves for following on where Dr Finkelstein left off. The first was to attempt a seamless transition. This would have involved backtracking to somewhere in the mid-course of Philips' work and blending in the extra detail now available from sources such as Hargreaves (1991). In this case, there would, of course, have been no place for editorial comment. The alternative, based on the fact that the original account is complete in its own right as well as being something of a legend, was to leave it intact and to find an alternative way...

5.1 Now, where were we?
5.2 Pre-Dark Ages
5.3 End of the Dark Ages
5.4 The ‘regenerator problem’
5.5 A first physical model
5.6 Back to the (Philips) Laboratory
5.6.1 An early approach to regenerator design
5.6.2 Rebirth of the multi-cylinder concept
5.7 The SMF-Kroon engine
5.8 Some basic concepts
5.8.1 The ‘ideal’ gas
5.8.2 Reynolds number
5.8.3 Number of transfer units, NTU
5.9 Schumann's solution to the initial blow
5.10 Interim summary
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