Accession Number : AD0619091

Title :   RESEARCH STUDIES FOR SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL APPLIED SCIENCE LABS INC WESTBURY N Y

Personal Author(s) : Tamagno,J.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : A summary is presented of research on supersonic combustion conducted during a 4 year period by GASL. The research discussed is oriented toward fuels and conditions pertaining to supersonic combustion in ramjet engines. Fields encompassed are (1) reaction kinetics of a hydrogen air system, (2) diffusion and combustion of reacting gases, and (3) the testing of highly idealized combustion processes. Studies in the latter field indicate the speed range for supersonic combustion ramjets can be lowered to the 3-6 Mach number range. It is concluded that sufficient progress has been made on the understanding and analysis of supersonic combustion processes to give a sound basis for application to the design of a practical ramjet engine. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAMJET ENGINES, COMBUSTION), (*COMBUSTION, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*SUPERSONIC FLOW, COMBUSTION), HYDROGEN, AIR, REACTION KINETICS, DIFFUSION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, HYPERSONIC FLIGHT, FLAME PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE