direct air cycle

direct air cycle

[də¦rekt ¦er ‚sī·kəl]
(aerospace engineering)
A thermodynamic propulsion cycle involving a nuclear reactor and gas turbine or ramjet engine, in which air is the working fluid. Also known as direct cycle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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