Accession Number : AD0261540

Title :   THE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF A MAGNESIUM-BASED SOLID FUEL FOR RAMJETS

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : HASSEL,WILLIAM F.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The buning-rate data on a lage number of magnesium-based ramjet solid-fuel charges were analyzed to determine what fators in the test situation influence the burning rate. The charges were internal-burning, hollow cylinders. The burning rate is shown to increase linearly with combustion pressre, to decrease at high inlet-air temperature, and to increase with airflow Mach number over the burning surface. Curves were constructed that permit estimation of the burning rate as a function of pressure and internal Mach number. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RAMJET ENGINES, *SOLID JET ENGINE FUELS, AIR, COMBUSTION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FUEL CONSUMPTION, GAS FLOW, JET ENGINE FUELS, MACH NUMBER, MAGNESIUM, NITRATES, PRESSURE, SOLAR CORONA, TEMPERATURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE