regenerative cooling


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regenerative cooling

[rē′jen·rəd·iv ′kül·iŋ]
(engineering)
A method of cooling gases in which compressed gas is cooled by allowing it to expand through a nozzle, and the cooled expanded gas then passes through a heat exchanger where it further cools the incoming compressed gas.
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The potential of regenerative cooling was evaluated and compared with DEC for 15 Indian cities.
Doyle says that CES has addressed these issues by using regenerative cooling in the combuster walls and water in the ignition zone to reduce combustion temperatures, as well as multiple filters to prevent clogging.
The software was also used to analyze the performance of the inlet region of a set of regenerative cooling channels located along the outside of the engine's thrust chamber.
The LCPE has parts made from common steel alloys using standard industrial fabrication techniques, employs ablative cooling techniques instead of more expensive regenerative cooling, and features the least complex type of rocket propellant injector -- a single element coaxial pintle injector.

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