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Design Methodology for a Rankine Microturbine: Thermomechanical Analysis and Material Selection

Mokhtar Liamini, Hassan Shahriar, Srikar Vengallatore, Luc G. Frechette
2011 Journal of microelectromechanical systems  
The Rankine microturbine is a microelectromechanical system being developed for generating mechanical and electrical power from waste heat, such as from automobile exhaust gases.  ...  The primary performance metrics and design challenges were identified, and a modeling approach based on a combination of low-order analytical models and finite-element calculations was developed for thermal  ...  Fuerst and Dr. J. Wang for useful discussions, and P. Beauchesne-Martel for his technical contribution.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jmems.2010.2093565 fatcat:rs5zcrlmwbdhjnkpslmlpk5jnq

Power Generation via Small Length Scale Thermo-Mechanical Systems: Current Status and Challenges, a Review

Sindhu Burugupally, Leland Weiss
2018 Energies  
These systems can contribute to significant energy savings when coupled to an existing, larger power generation system (e.g., vehicles and diesel generators) for the purpose of energy recovery.  ...  There has been significant interest and work toward the development of small length scale (micrometer to centimeter) energy conversion systems—heat engines and thermal energy harvesters—that operate on  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en11092253 fatcat:tks3oqgrnrhlnlznycrhrchw4a

Table of Contents

2019 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
This work describes a construction, technology, working principle and properties of an ion source dedicated for a miniature MEMS mass spectrometer.  ...  An electromechanical model has been developed to predict the system performance for different plucking magnet configurations and verified experimentally.  ...  Uchikoba Nihon University, JAPAN We developed a MEMS magnetic induction type air turbine generator. The miniature components of the MEMS air turbine was fabricated by a silicon material.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1407/1/011002 fatcat:5ttgm2jqtfgr3jf55i22inzuq4

Experimental and computational investigation of a MEMS-based boiler for waste heat recovery

Suvhashis Thapa, Eric Borquist, Ashok Baniya, Leland Weiss
2015 Energy Conversion and Management  
An Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) steam powered micro system designed to scavenge waste heat from various sources (transportation, industries or solar) is presented.  ...  This pressurized steam can be utilized to drive another MEMS device (PZT membranes, turbines, thermoelectric, etc.) to generate power.  ...  Quijano, 601 A technical, economical and market review of organic Rankine cycles for 602 the conversion of low-grade heat for power generation, Renewable and 603 Sustainable Energy Reviews 16 (6) (2012  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2015.04.061 fatcat:bgrqjkqyzrbbvccrcuw74bl6wm

Microscale combustion: Technology development and fundamental research

Yiguang Ju, Kaoru Maruta
2011 Progress in Energy and Combustion Science  
The high energy density of hydrocarbon fuels creates a great opportunity to develop combustion based micro-power generation systems to meet increasing demands for portable power devices, micro unmanned  ...  Finally, an overview of future research and conclusion are made.  ...  A Miniature Internal Combustion Engine (MICE) generator consisting of a miniature linear engine coupled with a linear electric alternator, is developed at Aerodyne Research [19] to address the need for  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pecs.2011.03.001 fatcat:fr7tbm6pjnezxbyy5kpnb2btfm

A pressing matter

Russell J Hemley
2006 Physics world  
As the economies of developing countries boom, so does their demand for energy.  ...  solution will meet all future energy demands, requiring investments in development of multiple energy technologies.  ...  Gas turbines. For electrical power generation using fossil fuels, a major alternative to the Rankine cycle is the Brayton cycle, often used in combustion turbines.  ... 
doi:10.1088/2058-7058/19/8/33 fatcat:jd3v37pgdvelxc4jjzrfiqi4cq

New Developments in Science and Technology - 60th Anniversary Special Issue, Beihang University (BUAA)

2012 Science  
provides cutting-edge research and education in advanced structural and functional materials, nanomaterials, new materials for clean energy, polymers and composites, nonequilibrium fabrication, corrosion  ...  science, and failure analysis.  ...  For energy research, special attention has been paid to the development of small-scale distributed power systems with solar-fuel complementary under the organic Rankine cycle (ORC), Stirling cycle, or  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.338.6104.274-c fatcat:iurk5neuwvh2jgbohwevb5dicy

A comprehensive review of thermoelectric technology: Materials, applications, modelling and performance improvement

Ssennoga Twaha, Jie Zhu, Yuying Yan, Bo Li
2016 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
of these devices mainly due to low figure of merit (ZT) of the materials used in making them as well as improper setting of the TE systems.  ...  generators (TEG).  ...  generation (steam and organic Rankine cycle), desalination/clean water and biomass co-location [6] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.07.034 fatcat:iv5mcfhwyvbzlmitthysjvpxpa

Thermionic Energy Conversion in the Twenty-first Century: Advances and Opportunities for Space and Terrestrial Applications

David B. Go, John R. Haase, Jeffrey George, Jochen Mannhart, Robin Wanke, Alireza Nojeh, Robert Nemanich
2017 Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering  
The promise of high conversion efficiency, device simplicity, and robust operation continues to push research and technology development at the cutting edge.  ...  This perspective article provides an assessment of the potential of TEC systems for space and terrestrial applications in the twenty-first century, overviewing recent advances in the field and identifying  ...  Paxton, Terrence Musho, and Tony Pan for providing  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmech.2017.00013 fatcat:opovmdduk5epjosw4denk4uvby

Conference Digest

2020 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
of measuring Martian air temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, and local magnetic fields.  ...  The Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), a collection of environmental sensors carried by the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, is capable  ...  The proposed system consists of a solar thermal propulsion (STP) system coupled with a micro-Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system to harness the waste heat from the STP receiver to provide electrical power  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172613 fatcat:ioqf5ijrx5gvffu3ls34aa2nsq

A Vision For Pump R&D Over The Next 25 Years

Paul Cooper
., he performed the hydraulic design of aircraft fuel pumps and inducers as well as submersible centrifugal pumps for the oil field.  ...  More recently, he has included multiphase pumping as one of his areas of concentration, with emphasis on the design and performance prediction of twin-screw pumps.  ...  power production, e.g., miniature Rankine cycles and rocket engines.  ... 
doi:10.21423/r1zh4n fatcat:dgwgejt2mbcidpor6i5brpqn7i

The role of spectral cues and minimum bandwidth in the auditory perception of distance

Ramiro Oscar Vergara Ferrari, Esteban Calcagno, Manuel C. Eguia
2010 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
The American States Organization is doing research on the relation of science, technology, society, and values to help implement programs to set these principles for the new generation.  ...  Construction, calibration, and field test of a home-made low-cost hydrophone system for cetacean acoustic research.  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.3508786 fatcat:wcm45muntjfybnrlv2hrxcjsgq


Harold E. White
1938 Journal of The American Ceramic Society  
Rankin and H. E. Merwin, ‘Ternary System MgO-Al,0;-SiO:, “Amer. Jour. Sci., [4] 45, 301-25 (1918). *? Louis Navias, “Extrusion of Refractory Oxide Insu- lators for Vacuum Tubes,” Jour. Amer. Ceram.  ...  Much progress has also been made in the development of scientific study and reading iamps. General Electric, Westinghouse, and other licensees under G.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1151-2916.1938.tb15768.x fatcat:oltwt4rqrnecthwddmly5abg2q

WHITE OIL [chapter]

2015 Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis  
The first step in the method development and validation cycle should be to set minimum requirements, which are essentially acceptance specifications for the method.  ...  boiling point in degrees Rankine (°F + 460) and d is the specific gravity (60°/60°F).  ...  Kerogen: a complex carbonaceous (organic) material that occurs in sedimentary rocks and shales; generally insoluble in common organic solvents.  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781118986370.ch12 fatcat:ra74ggiek5ewvio4gbhvqmhhl4


1938 Journal of The American Ceramic Society  
The » diagrams for the 3-component system SiO,—Al,O;-CaO agree well with the melting point diagrams of Wright and Rankin but they deviated considerably from the McCaf- fery » diagrams.  ...  Rankin and H. E. Merwin, ‘Ternary System MgO-Al,0;-SiO:, “Amer. Jour. Sci., [4] 45, 301-25 (1918). *? Louis Navias, “Extrusion of Refractory Oxide Insu- lators for Vacuum Tubes,” Jour. Amer. Ceram.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1151-2916.1938.tb15766.x fatcat:6q4djaope5dfzp3z6gnctpxfkm
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