Title

Thermodynamic Analysis of the Transposed-Cycle

Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), All rights reserved.

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