Application of turbopack in solar energy systems

Sankaranarayanan, S and Paranjpe, PA (1978) Application of turbopack in solar energy systems. In: Proceedings of the International Solar Energy Congress on Sun: Mankind's future source of energy, 16-21 Jan 1978, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

Selection, design features, and performance evaluation of a low-power turbopack unit of a solar thermodynamic power system are discussed. The unit, which converts solar energy into shaft power, works on a low-temperature Rankine cycle and uses acetone. The low-cost design of a partial admission impulse turbine with a spring-loaded graphite seal is outlined, and the performance of the unit as a drive for a centrifugal water pump is evaluated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy technology;Raking cycle;Solar energy conversion;Turbo generators;Acetone;Design analysis;Performance tests;Working fluids
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Division/Department: Propulsion Division, Propulsion Division
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:54
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3635

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