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Potential for advanced brayton-cycle engines for commercial vessels. Center for Fisheries Engineering Research, Report 7

David Gordon Wilson, Theodosios P. Korakianitis (ch. Alexander)
14 pp.
MITSG 84-15

The authors propose an engine that is predicted to improve fuel consumption by 10 to 30 percent over the advanced diesel engine at full and part power, while retaining its advantages of small size, reliability and potentially lower cost. The engine uses highly effective ceramic heat exchangers, which enable the compressor pressure ratio to be reduced from the common 5-15 range to about 3. The result is an engine in which stresses and speeds can be so reduced as to allow the compressor to be made from a commercial reinforced plastic, while giving outstanding efficiency and range of operation.

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