Thermodynamic Analysis of the Transposed-Cycle
Due to the increased interest in magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) based propulsion systems operating on the fundamental transposed-cycle (AJAX) the thermodynamic basis for selecting the cycle is reviewed. The fundamental transposed-cycle is defined by the turbine-burner-compressor configuration. The thermodynamic analysis of this configuration demonstrates that for a non-temperature limited engine the Bray to n Cycle will always yield higher values of specific thrust. When temperature limitations are imposed the transposed-cycle can yield higher specific thrust at the cost of increased specific fuel consumption.
T. Scott et al., "Thermodynamic Analysis of the Transposed-Cycle," 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Jan 2001.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2001-3748
37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
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