Wave Rotor Projects:

Wave Rotor Enhanced Gas Turbine (schematic)

 

 

Wave Rotor  (components)

 

MSU Wave Rotor Test Rig with ceramic rotor

 


                               Comprex Mazda 626 (cut-away)
 

Test Rig Crew

Wave Rotor Publications:
  *   Akbari, P., Nalim, M. R., Müller, N. 
Performance Enhancement of Microturbine Engines Topped with Wave Rotors
ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 2006, Vol. 128, pp 190-202..
 
  *   Iancu F., Piechna, J., Dempsey E., Müller N.  
Ultra-Micro Wave Rotor Investigations
PowerMEMS 2005 - 5th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, Tokyo, Nov 2005, pp 93-96.
  *   Iancu F., Piechna, J., Dempsey E., Müller N. 
The Ultra-micro Wave Rotor Research at Michigan State University
2nd International Symposium on Innovative Aerial/Space Flyer Systems, Tokyo,
Dec 2005, pp 65-70.
  *   Dempsey E., Akbari P., Müller, N. 
Optimum Applications of Four-Port Wave Rotors for Gas Turbines Enhancement
17th International Symposium on Air Breathing Engine, ISABE Paper 2005-1214, Munich, Sep 2005.
  *   Hîrceagã, M., Iancu, F. Müller, N. 
Wave Rotors Technology and Applications
11th International Conference on Vibration Engineering, Timişoara, Romania, Sep 2005.
  *   Iancu F., Müller, N. 
Efficiency of Shock Wave Compression in a Microchannel
Journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2005, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp 50-63.
 
  *   Kharazi, A. A., Akbari, P., Müller, N. 
Preliminary Study of a Novel R718 Compression Refrigeration Cycle Using a 3-Port Condensing Wave Rotor
ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, July, 2005,
Vol. 127, p 539-544..
 
  *   Akbari, P., Müller, N. 
Wave Rotor Research Program at Michigan State University
41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, AIAA Paper 2005-3844, USA, Jul 2005.
  *   Iancu, F., Piechna, J., Müller, N. 
Numerical Solutions for Ultra-Micro Wave Rotors (UµWR)
35th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA Paper 2005–5034, Toronto, Canada, Jun 2005.
  *   Siol, U., Staudacher St., Müller, N. 
“Preliminary wave rotor design by means of basic thermodynamic and fluid dynamic laws”
ASME Power Conference, ASME Paper PWR2005-50066, USA, April 2005.
  *   Akbari, P., Nalim, M. R., Müller, N. 
A Review of Wave Rotor Technology and its Applications
2004 I
nternational Mechanical Engineering Conference, ASME Paper IMECE2004-60082,
USA, Nov 2004.
  *   Akbari, P., Nalim, M. R., Müller, N. 
A Review of Wave Rotor Technology and its Applications
2004 International Mechanical Engineering Conference, ASME Paper IMECE2004-60082, USA, Nov 2004.
  *   Piechna, J., Akbari, P., Iancu, F., Müller, N. 
Radial-Flow Wave Rotor Concepts, Unconventional Designs and Applications
2004 International Mechanical Engineering Conference,
ASME Paper IMECE2004-59022, CA, Nov 2004.
  *   Kharazi, A., Akbari, P., Müller, N. 
Performance Benefits of R718 Turbo-Compression Cycles Using a 3-Port Condensing Wave Rotors
2004 International Mechanical Engineering Conference, ASME Paper IMECE2004- 60992,
USA, Nov 2004.
  *   Fraokowiak, M., Iancu, F., Potrzebowski, A., Akbari, P., Müller, N., Piechna, J. 
Numerical Simulation of Unsteady-Flow Processes in Wave Rotors
2004 International Mechanical Engineering Conference
, ASME Paper IMECE2004- 60973, USA, Nov 2004.
  *    Kharazi, A., Akbari, P., Müller, N. 
An Application of Wave Rotor Technology for Performance Enhancement of R718 Refrigeration Cycles
2nd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, AIAA Paper 2004-5636,
USA, Aug 2004.
 
  *   Iancu, F., Akbari, P., Müller, N. 
Feasibility Study of Integrating Four-Port Wave Rotors into Ultra-Micro Gas Turbines
40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
, AIAA Paper 2004-3581, USA, July 2004.
  *   Akbari, P., Müller, N., Nalim, M. R.
Performance Improvement of Recuperated and Unrecuperated Microturbines Using Wave Rotor Machines
2004 ASME-ICED Spring Technical Conference, CIMAC Paper 2004-218, Japan, Jun 2004.

  *   Kharazi, A., Akbari, P., Müller, N.
Preliminary Study of a Novel R718 Turbo-Compression Cycle Using a 3-Port Condensing Wave Rotor
2004 International ASME Turbo Exposition
, ASME Paper GT2004-53622, Austria, Jun 2004.

  *   Akbari, P., Müller, N.
A Preliminary Design Procedure for Gas Turbine Topping Reverse-Flow Wave Rotors
2003 International Gas Turbine Congress, ASME Paper IGTC03-FR-301, Japan, Nov 2003.


 
  *   Akbari, P., Kharazi, A., Müller, N.
Utilizing Wave Rotor Technology to Enhance the Turbo-Compression in Power and Refrigeration Cycles
2003 International Mechanical Engineering Conference, ASME Paper IMECE2003-44222, U.S.A., Nov 2003.

 
  *   Akbari, P., Müller, N.
Performance Investigation of Small Gas Turbine Engines Topped with Wave Rotors
39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA Paper 2003-4414, USA, Jul 2003.

  *   Akbari, P., Müller, N. (2003)
Performance Improvement of Small Gas Turbines Through Use of Wave Rotor Topping Cycles
2003 International ASME/IGTI Turbo Exposition, ASME Paper GT2003-38772,  U.S.A., Jun 2003.

  *   Akbari, P., Müller, N. (2003)
Gas Dynamic Design Analyses of Charging Zone for Reverse-Flow Pressure Wave Superchargers
2003 ASME Spring Technical Conference, ASME Paper ICES2003-690, Austria, May 2003. 

 

 

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