Evaluation and Test of a Liquid Metal Coupled Regenerator System for Aircraft Turboshaft Engines 630492
The theoretical and practical aspects of applying liquid metal coupled regenerators to aircraft gas turbine shaft engines are discussed. The results of parametric studies for determining optimum heat exchanger surface geometries for a typical 1000 hp engine are presented. The design integration of the regenerator in the powerplant is described. The results of a test program on a specially designed liquid metal regenerator system demonstrate the feasibility and performance of such a system for aircraft turbine engines.