TITAN project ends
TITAN finished on Thursday the 26th March 2015, the final meeting involved the demonstration of a Thermoacoustic (TAG) prototype.
The project achieved the following:
- Pre-analysis, design and fabrication of a laboratory pre-production prototype.
- The TAG reached the internally-pressurised air test stage, however leaks in the braze joints were discovered. Part of the system is now being re-designed to fix this issue.
- A novel linear alternator was designed and produced.
- A new design of secondary ambient HX (which was based on the “shell-and-tube “principle) was devised.
- Manufacturing skills within European Thermodynamics have improved, particularly with knowledge on the use of the Wire-EDM machine for manufacturing certain components.
- The expected final output of the project is a system which will see a 3.3% fuel efficiency improvement in marine applications as well as reduced CO2 emissions and reduced energy consumption.
- Further thermoacoustics projects are expected to be accepted this year, increasing the level of knowledge in the UK on thermoacoustics.
The prototype will now undergo a small re-design to solve the leaking issue that was discovered during testing, followed by the re-testing phase. It is estimated that a working prototype will be available by August 2015.
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