Vortex rocket engine: lighter, more efficient, more reusable

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Vortex rocket engine: lighter, more efficient, more reusable

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Postby DeltaV » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:57 pm

Maybe you are thinking of the work of Gutsol and others at Drexel (several types of vortex chambers were studied - no-arc, arc, inductively-coupled plasma):

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~rpg32/diesel.htm
(looks like an unmaintained web page, copy it while you can)





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The Gliding Arc Tornado at lower right has two very desirable features for a possible Polywell-driven propulsor -
1) Very little heat transfer to cylinder wall.
2) Less wear on the lower ring and upper annulus electrodes with the gliding arc (distinct arcs are blurred in photos due to exposure time).

Getting a high-enough flow rate may be the idea killer. A few large chambers or multiple smaller ones? Mix in axial flow through the ring electrode and/or around the chamber? Fire a REB along the axis? Lot's of things to try.

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Re: Vortex rocket engine: lighter, more efficient, more reusable

Postby Carl White » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:41 am


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Re: Vortex rocket engine: lighter, more efficient, more reusable

Postby Giorgio » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:26 am

Too late for them to carve a niche in the market I believe.
Their ingenious idea advantages are being eroded more and more by alloys developments and the new rocket engines generations.
A society of dogmas is a dead society.

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Re: Vortex rocket engine: lighter, more efficient, more reusable

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