Superchargers and Supercharging: A Summary of the Data Obtained During an Important Series of Experiments Carried out by the N.A.C.A.

Oscar W. Schey (Associate mechanical engineer, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 June 1931

Abstract

SUPERCHARGING is the increasing of the weight of charge delivered to an engine in excess of that normally inducted at the prevailing atmospheric pressures and temperatures. It can be accomplished to a small extent by the use of long intake‐pipes by taking advantage of the ramming action of the air. When a large increase in mixture weight is desired, it is necessary to resort to blowers or compressors. This paper deals with the latter method of supercharging, which now is in vogue in the supercharging of aircraft and automobile engines.

Citation

Schey, O.W. (1931), "Superchargers and Supercharging: A Summary of the Data Obtained During an Important Series of Experiments Carried out by the N.A.C.A.", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 3 No. 6, pp. 134-138. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029406

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1931, MCB UP Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.