Re: Water injection ?

From: (JCBowman)
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Date:         03 Nov 95 02:51:36 
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>"water injection" actually refers to a solution of water and methanol,
>injected in a finely atomized spray into the engine's intake zone.  This
>helps performance in the following way:  The atomized spray evaporates
>immediately, absorbing heat (585/cal/gm3) and effectively lowering the
>temperature of intake air.

Water injection also adds mass to the flow.  The change
in momentum will produce an added thrust.

Jason (