Proceedings of the Nitinol Heat Engine Conference (Paperback) 1978
On 26-27 September, 1978, the Naval Surface Weapons Center (previously called the Naval Ordinance Laboratories) gathered the brightest minds from around the world to discuss how they could use their newly discovered alloy: NITINOL. Just a few years after its discovery, these people had already developed effective methods of using NITINOL to turn low grade heat into useful electricity.
Low grade heat is defined as temperatures less than 100°C. Generally, this heat is disposed of as waste. By using NITINOL, the chapters in this book demonstrate that this waste can be turned into very valuable energy.
Unfortunately, after this ground-breaking conference, the print copies of this manual were hidden away in libraries owned by the Department of Defense. Now, 45 years after its original publication, the “Proceedings on the NITINOL Heat Engine Conference” is finally available to anyone who would want it.