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Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 1997. IECEC-97., Proceedings of the 32nd Intersociety

Date July 27 1997-Aug. 1 1997

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  • Proceedings Of The Thirty-Second Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference [front matter]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):i - vi
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  • Survey and critical review of recent innovative energy conversion technologies

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2283 - 2288 vol.4
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    A summary review is presented of the experiments, motors, generators, devices, and demonstrations that have been reported in the past several years to produce near-unity or over-unity operation. The concepts of free-energy, zero-point energy, and over-unity devices are not new, and many examples of such devices have been built within the last 100 years. Several researchers are reviewed and a few a... View full abstract»

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  • Combustion heated cold seal TEC [thermionic energy convertor]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2264 - 2270 vol.4
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    This report discusses the concept of the combustion heated cold seal TEC (thermionic energy convertor). A cold seal TEC will be developed and tested, in which the rubber O-ring seal will electrically insulate the hot shell from the collector heat pipe. The cold seal TEC will use a noble gas+cesium as the working medium. In its cold state, the cesium will short circuit the emitter and the collector... View full abstract»

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  • Technical standards and legal requirements for wind turbines: a global overview

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2338 - 2344 vol.4
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    Recent events and developments in the global wind energy scene relating to safety and the emergence of specific individual national technical criteria and standards like in India have raised the need for having an international standardisation and harmonisation for wind turbines. There have been attempts by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) globally and European Union's European ... View full abstract»

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  • Steady-state performance of a rotating miniature heat pipe

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2295 - 2301 vol.4
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    The operating principle of a rotating miniature heat pipe (RMHP) with a grooved inner wall surface is addressed. A mathematical model of the hydrodynamic performance of RMHPs is developed. A simple correlation for the friction coefficient of axial liquid flow including a vapor drag effect is proposed based on the numerical analysis of 2D laminar liquid flow in a groove. With the present model, the... View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation of a gas turbine cycle with a pulse combustion system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2258 - 2263 vol.4
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    This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the effect of a pulse combustion system on the performance of a gas turbine cycle. The advantages of pulse combustors are numerous. The purpose of this paper, is to analyze theoretically this effect so that the resultant changes in performance can be estimated without experiment. In addition, this paper investigates the utilization of converting part... View full abstract»

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  • Destruction of marine sewage using conventional engine technology

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2334 - 2337 vol.4
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    Ship operators are under mounting environmental pressure to reduce, and in certain cases totally eliminate, the discharge of waste into the sea. At the moment, beyond the twelve mile limit, untreated sewage can be legally discharged into the open oceans. For some types of waste, there is international nil-discharge legislation which prohibits any dumping in certain sea areas. In the future, sewage... View full abstract»

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  • Review and status of reported innovative energy conversion technologies, contrasted using a consistent R&D ranking scale

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2277 - 2282 vol.4
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    A summary review and status is presented of the experiments, motors, generators, devices and demonstrations that have been reported in the past several years to produce near-unity or over-unity operation. The concepts of free-energy, zero-point energy and over-unity devices are not new, and many examples of such devices have been built within the last 100 years. Several devices are reviewed and ra... View full abstract»

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  • A magnetic bearing system design methodology and its application to a 50 Wh open core composite flywheel

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2306 - 2311 vol.4
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    In this paper, the authors describe a design methodology for magnetic bearing systems which has been successfully applied to the design of magnetic bearings for a variety of applications. The design of magnetic bearings for a 50 Wh open core flywheel is used to illustrate the concepts developed as part of the methodology View full abstract»

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  • A review of the Patterson Power Cell

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2289 - 2294 vol.4
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    An independent summary review is presented of the Patterson Power CellTM, as developed by Clean Energy Technologies. Information is drawn from publicly available information, and requested information and data from CETI. It is found that this cell seems to operate as advertized by CETI and that there is a very large amount of supportive documentation available in the public domain to su... View full abstract»

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  • A method for the analysis of high power battery designs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2252 - 2257 vol.4
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    A spreadsheet model for the analysis of batteries of various types has been developed that permits the calculation of the size and performance characteristics of the battery based on its internal geometry and electrode/electrolyte material properties. The method accounts for most of the electrochemical mechanisms in both the anode and cathode without solving the governing partial differential equa... View full abstract»

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  • Numerical simulation of methane-air turbulent diffusion flames

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2351 - 2356 vol.4
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    This study deals with the numerical investigation of a chemically reacting methane gas jet which issues into a quiescent atmosphere. Assuming fuel-air mixing to be the rate controlling process (i.e. infinite chemical kinetics) the Shvab Zel'dovich formulation has been employed for analysing the turbulent diffusion flame characteristics. A transient FEM scheme in terms of the primitive variables (u... View full abstract»

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  • Solar photovoltaic as an energy source for India

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2328 - 2333 vol.4
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    Solar photovoltaic based power and energy systems are gaining recognition due to the availability and high solar insolation in most parts of India and the inherent advantage of direct conversion to power unlike a solar thermal system. Solar photovoltaic technology, its application in remote areas, its advantage as a stand alone system, environmentally friendly and inexhaustible source are some of ... View full abstract»

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  • SCARLET development, fabrication, and testing for the Deep Space 1 spacecraft

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2237 - 2245 vol.4
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    An advanced version of “Solar Concentrator Arrays with Refractive Linear Element Technology” (SCARLET) is being assembled for use on the first NASA/JPL New Millennium spacecraft: Deep Space One (DS1). The array is scaled up from the first SCARLET array that was built for the METEOR satellite in 1995 and incorporates advanced technologies such as dual-junction solar cells and an improve... View full abstract»

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  • Pulsed high power generation system using a disk MHD generator driven by nonequilibrium plasma generator

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2271 - 2276 vol.4
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    The author propose a closed cycle disk MHD generator driven by a nonequilibrium plasma generator (NPG/CCDisk) system as an alternative for application as a portable-high performance pulsed power supply which could be applied for geophysical research, geological survey, earthquake prediction and other commercial and experimental power supplies. Performance prediction and design study of a disk gene... View full abstract»

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  • Sustainable energy: 2012-policy and legislation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2345 - 2349 vol.4
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    Electricity demand in India is increasing at the rate of 7% per annum. This is the result of an increased rate of industrialisation, urbanisation and agricultural activities. At present, the energy and peaking shortages are about 8% and 19% respectively. These shortages can be supplemented by renewable energy sources. There are two kinds of energy generation and distribution systems-centralised an... View full abstract»

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  • Measurements of crystallization temperature in the H2O-LiBr-salt system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2302 - 2305 vol.4
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    To develop a high-solubility three-component absorbent (H2 O/LiBr/Salt) suitable for an absorption refrigerator, the effect of twenty-four inorganic salts on the crystallization temperature depression was studied. The molar fraction of H2O/LiBr/Salt was constant at 0.722/0.208/0.070, and a correlation between the specified density of absorbent and the crystallization temperat... View full abstract»

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  • Flywheel technology past, present, and 21st Century projections

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2312 - 2315 vol.4
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    This paper describes the present status of flywheel energy storage technology, or mechanical batteries, and discusses realistic future projections that are possible based on stronger composite materials and advancing technology. The origins and use of flywheel technology for mechanical energy storage began several 100 years ago and was developed throughout the Industrial Revolution. One of the fir... View full abstract»

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  • Off-nominal conditions and caution and warning techniques for the electric power system for the International Space Station

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2246 - 2251 vol.4
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    In this paper the latest electric power system (EPS) off-nominal operations and caution and warning techniques for the International Space Station (ISS) are presented. The EPS off-nominal operations development consists of a compilation of analyses that provide plans and procedures for continued operation of the EPS in the event of a failure or anomaly. The off-nominal conditions encompass the fol... View full abstract»

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  • Numerical Simulation Of Methane-air Turbulent Diffusion Flames

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):0_3 - 0_8
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  • Cassini RTG acceptance test results and RTG performance on Galileo and Ulysses

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2211 - 2216 vol.4
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    Flight acceptance testing has been completed for the radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) to be used on the Cassini spacecraft which is scheduled for an October 6, 1997 launch to Saturn. The acceptance test program includes vibration tests, magnetic field measurements, mass properties (weight and c.g.) and a thermal vacuum test. This paper presents the thermal vacuum test results View full abstract»

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  • Thermal analysis of paddy husk. I. Sensitivity of kinetic parameters to selection of stage transition points

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2316 - 2321 vol.4
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    Experimentally obtained TGA data on paddy husk and cellulose has been correlated using a two stage model. The data correlation is highly sensitive to the choice of the stage transition point. The effect of different stage transition points on the kinetic parameters is examined in this paper and an optimum stage transition point identified. The technique has also been tested on earlier published da... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of DC/DC converters with resonant filters

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2217 - 2221 vol.4
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    Conventional DC/DC power converter topologies contain a single semiconductor switch, a diode and various arrangements of inductors and capacitors to filter the resulting waveforms into low ripple DC. The output or input voltage is limited to the rating of the semiconductor switch and diode. For high voltage performance, transformers are added to form forward, flyback or push-pull topologies. For h... View full abstract»

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  • Thermal analysis of paddy husk. II. Order of reaction and other kinetic parameters

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2322 - 2327 vol.4
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    This paper presents experimental data on the thermal degradation of paddy husk and cellulose in air, argon and a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen (95:5) at different linear heating rates. The data is used for the determination of kinetic parameters using different orders of reaction and an optimum order of reaction identified. The often used assumption of unity order of reaction under all circumstan... View full abstract»

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  • A digital controlled solar array regulator employing the charge control

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2222 - 2227 vol.4
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    A microprocessor controlled solar array regulator (SAR) system is presented. The inner analog loops employing the charge current control scheme continuously regulate the solar array output power according to the reference value generated by the electrical control unit (ECU). The ECU consists of peak power tracking and a battery charge current regulation algorithm. Modeling, analysis and a design p... View full abstract»

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