Preliminary development of a hydrocarbon-fueled catalytic micro-combustor

Christopher M. Spadaccini, Xin Zhang, Christopher P. Cadou, Norihisa Miki, Ian A. Waitz

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Abstract

This paper reports development of a hydrocarbon-fueled micro-combustion system for a micro-scale gas turbine engine for power generation and micro-propulsion applications. A three-wafer catalytic combustor was fabricated and tested. Efficiencies in excess of 40% were achieved for ethylene-air and propane-air combustion. A fabrication process for a six-wafer catalytic combustor was developed and this device was successfully constructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Volume103
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 15
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Catalytic combustor
  • Micro-combustor
  • Micro-gas turbine engine
  • Power MEMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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Preliminary development of a hydrocarbon-fueled catalytic micro-combustor. / Spadaccini, Christopher M.; Zhang, Xin; Cadou, Christopher P.; Miki, Norihisa; Waitz, Ian A.

In: Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, Vol. 103, No. 1-2, 15.01.2003, p. 219-224.

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Spadaccini, Christopher M. ; Zhang, Xin ; Cadou, Christopher P. ; Miki, Norihisa ; Waitz, Ian A. / Preliminary development of a hydrocarbon-fueled catalytic micro-combustor. In: Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 2003 ; Vol. 103, No. 1-2. pp. 219-224.
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