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," Proceedings of the 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit (2001, Salt Lake City, UT), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Jul 2001.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2001-3748
37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit (2001: Jul. 8-11, Salt Lake City, UT)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
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11 Jul 2001