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Wave disc engine apparatus

United States Patent

9,856,791
January 2, 2018
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A wave disc engine apparatus is provided. A further aspect employs a constricted nozzle in a wave rotor channel. A further aspect provides a sharp bend between an inlet and an outlet in a fluid pathway of a wave rotor, with the bend being spaced away from a peripheral edge of the wave rotor. A radial wave rotor for generating electricity in an automotive vehicle is disclosed in yet another aspect.
Muller; Norbert (Haslett, MI), Piechna; Janusz (Warsaw, PL), Sun; Guangwei (East Lansing, MI), Parraga; Pablo-Francisco (East Lansing, MI)
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
13/ 969,900
20130327010
August 19, 2013
GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000004 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.