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

By
Theodor Finkelstein
Theodor Finkelstein
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Allan J. Organ
Allan J. Organ
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ISBN-10:
0791801713
ISBN:
9780791801710
No. of Pages:
288
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2009

The so-called ‘regenerator problem’ is a description, in mathematical form, of an idealized perception of regenerator operation. The description is emphatically not a faithful representation of actual conditions. On the other hand, it aims to capture the essence. The resulting stylized representation may be called the ‘canonical’ form, and the insight sought through its solution is the temperature—time history of fluid and matrix at all locations in both, and over as many cycles as it takes to achieve cyclic equilibrium.

A solution at this level may be expected to point the way to dealing with a problem description more closely...

8.1 What regenerator problem?
8.2 Early part-solutions
8.3 The makings of cycle analysis
8.4 The advent of computer simulation
8.5 A first fluid particle trajectory map
8.6 Lateral thinking
8.7 Air versus helium versus hydrogen
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