Supersonic Radial Turbine

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2019-PANI-68439
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technology that extracts power from supersonic flows by means of an axial inflow and radial outflow called a supersonic radial outflow expansion system. This technology comes from years of research and optimization and can efficiently and compactly transform energy from high speed flows. Compared to conventional subsonic turbines, this type of expansion device is ultra-compact and can boost efficiencies by more than 10% in pressure gain combustion applications.

Advantages:
-Extracts power at high efficiency in harsh conditions
-Boosts efficiency by more than 10% in pressure gain combustion applications
-Ultra compact compared to conventional subsonic turbines

Potential Applications:
-Aircraft engines
-Steady power engines
-Military engine manufacturers
Jun 3, 2019
Design Patent
United States
D899464
Oct 20, 2020

Sep 4, 2020
CON-Patent
United States
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