Re: Concorde

Date:         23 Nov 96 20:09:56 
From:         "Mark E. Ingram" <>
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On 23 Nov 1996, P. Wezeman wrote:

>    The figure I have is 40% thermal efficiency for the Concorde in
> converting chemical energy into thrust horsepower. A modern diesel ship
> may be better, but not by much.


Thanks for the enlightenment!

So, what do you calculate to have been the best thermal efficiency
achieved by the latest-used turbo-compound radials in the Constellation
Super G (and similarly-configured piston-engined airliners)?

Mark E. Ingram

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