3 edition of Condensers and boilers for steam-powered cars found in the catalog.
Condensers and boilers for steam-powered cars
William C. Strack
by National Aeronautics and Space Administration; [for sale by the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va.] in Washington
Written in English
|Statement||by William C. Strack.|
|Series||NASA technical note, NASA TN D-5813|
|LC Classifications||TL521 .A3525 no. 5813, TL200 .A3525 no. 5813|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 58 p.|
|Number of Pages||58|
|LC Control Number||78607906|
Any steam condenser does the task to fulfill mainly two objectives as given below: (1)The first objective is to create a low back pressure (vacuum) at the turbine exhaust so as to obtain the maximum possible energy conversion from the high pressur. Sadly, "modern" steam technology is outdated. And "state of the art" in steam is actually 's technology. Steam is traditional format is very inefficient. However, hobbyists and experimenters have been able to improve the designs to the point.
Also the boilers, bunkers and catwalks were added. Not all the tubing for the condensers are in the model, to maintain visibility. I used all the tips in the comments on the earlyer video I put on. I forget the name of the "Kirk Michael" book and the manufacturer but it can be looked up easily. Sounds a bit complex to me, I like the single or dual pump with flow restrictors to provide the correct circulation for each leg. Dual pumps were often used with one being electric and the other steam powered.
The high-pressure steam for a steam engine comes from a boiler. The boiler's job is to apply heat to water to create steam. There are two approaches: fire tube and water tube. A fire-tube boiler was more common in the s. It consists of a tank of water perforated with pipes. The hot gases from a coal or wood fire run through the pipes to. That the user of a steam powered model or a steam powered boat has proof that the boiler, not exceeding bar litres (see paragraphs , and ), has been examined, tested and duly certificated. Flash steam boilers, drum boilers (as fitted to steam cars, not inFile Size: KB.
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Condensers and boilers for steam-powered cars: A parametric analysis of their size, weight and required fan power, (NASA technical note, NASA TN D) [William C Strack] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
CONDENSERS AND BOILERS FOR STEAM-POWERED CARS: A PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THEIR SIZE, WEIGHT, AND REQUIRED FAN POWER by William C. Strack Lewis Research Center SUMMARY An analytic examination of conventional condensers and boilers for a hypothetical pound (kg) steam-powered passenger car is made to determine their size.
Almost new cars were on display at the influential convention, and the Dobles’ was the only steam car among them. Nevertheless, each day the modern prototype drew a crowd of onlookers, which underscored the public’s eagerness for something better than the persnickety clutch-and-transmission contraptions they’d been driving.
Steam Engines, Cars, Boilers and Parts. Tom has collected steam engines, vehicles and their parts. We will be attempting to put photos of all of his collection on this page. Each engine, boiler, vehicle or part comes with a discription and possibly other pieces of materials or links to.
In the early days of automobiles, there was an alternative to gasoline: steam power. In fact, on this day ina modified Stanley Steamer, one. The Steam Engineer's Handbook: A Convenient Reference Book, for All Persons Interested in Steam Boilers, Steam Engines, Steam Turbines, and the Machinery of Power Plants (Classic Reprint) [Schools, International Correspondence] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
The Steam Engineer's Handbook: A Convenient Reference Book, for All Persons /5(17). A steam car is a car (automobile) propelled by a steam engine. A steam engine is an external combustion engine (ECE) in which the fuel is combusted outside of the engine, unlike an internal combustion engine (ICE) in which fuel is combusted inside the engine.
ECEs have a lower thermal efficiency, but carbon monoxide production is more readily regulated. A biggie sized scan of a couple pages from the White Steam Cars instruction book, Models M & O.
If you ever wondered how steam cars control the flow of steam to the engine, here is a picture of one type of valve used. Stanley steamers used a somewhat different valve.
Why didn't the steam-powered car take off. For a number of inconvenient tech reasons, according to the BBC: Substantial boilers and water tanks were needed with early steam cars losing up to a.
Modern steam power plants for cars are already in the 20% range and with a lot of engineering development work can get to 30%.
Also a lot of money. It is true that Howard Hughes and Bill Lear worked on steam vehicles; each with their own eccentricities. It is a long story and one little known.
The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American manufacturer of steam-engine vehicles; it operated from to The cars made by the company were colloquially called Stanley Steamers, although several different models were produced. 1 Early history.
2 Specifications and design. 4 Sale and closure. 5 In popular culture. 9 External arters: Maple Street in Watertown, MA. The earliest /2 to 8 horsepower Stanley cars used boilers that were 14" and 16" in diameter by 13" high. With the introduction of the 10 horsepower boiler and engine combination the boilers were increased to 18" and 20" in diameter and 14" high.
A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working steam engine uses the force produced by steam pressure to push a piston back and forth inside a cylinder.
This pushing force is transformed, by a connecting rod and flywheel, into rotational force for term "steam engine" is generally applied only to reciprocating engines as just. The cylinder is ¼” thick and consists of rolled plate with a vertical seam.
Material consists of carbon steel (pressure vessel quality – ASTM A, grade 70). Minimum tensile strength of this material is KSI.
A is a recognized material grade for boilers and pressure vessels. History. The steam carriage was invented in by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, a French engineer. It was a large three wheeled vehicle that used coal to make steam in a boiler.
The boiler was mounted in front which made the vehicle unstable. In the United States, about the time of the American Civil War, a number of inventors were working on steam-powered cars. STARTING STEAM CARS. Perhaps the greatest disadvantage in operating steam-cars was that known as "firing-up," or getting the burner started to raise steam.
Steam-cars almost without exception have used a Bunsen burner of the vaporizing type, which required pre-heating to vaporize the fuel. Boilers typically are tapped on the bottom sheet to ¼ NPT. I tap 20 HP and 30 HP boilers with 4 openings.
10 HP or smaller boilers are ok with 3 openings. They all serve as bottom blow offs. One exception, however, may be made in the case of a surface blow off used on condensing cars.
The history of steam road vehicles comprises the development of vehicles powered by a steam engine for use on land and independent of rails, whether for conventional road use, such as the steam car and steam waggon, or for agricultural or heavy haulage work, such as the traction engine.
The first experimental vehicles were built in the 17th and 18th century, but it was not until after Richard. There are several interesting steam turbines powered aircraft projects from s.  Calculated condenser performance for a steam turbine power plant for aircraft ( hp steam turbines, mph at 30, ft, total cycle efficiency %).
 S. Back to the Future: steam power - posted in The Nostalgia Forum: This lock-down malarkey is having odd consequences. I have dug out an old Christmas present, a book called Cars of the Late 60s, which is basically the Daily Express reviews of the London Motor Show for the years For each year there are a few opening articles on various subjects.
FOR SALE Steam Engines and Boilers. Various Sizes. For further information please contact Mr V. K. Desai, Telephone: India 91 Email: [email protected] We manufacture and export the following capacity steam engines and steam power plants which are most suitable for boats.
One of the real advantages of a steam powered airplane is that there is a great deal of wing surface that can be used as the condenser. Another advantage is that the boiler/steam generator can be carried in the fuselage near the center of gravity and the engines are much smaller than IC engines thus required a smaller nacelle.I will challenge you on the "taking 10 minutes to raise steam" statement, since steam powered cars switched to "flash" boilers to overcome the issue of long start times.
A flash boiler on an airplane would be even better since it is far smaller and lighter than a fire tube or water tube boiler.