Accession Number : AD0745183

Title :   The Effect of Tangential Gas Velocity on Combustion Instability in a Liquid-Gas Combustor.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Avery,Donald William , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : A small, uncooled liquid rocket motor was utilized to examine the effects of the magnitude and direction of a steady vortex velocity on combustion instability. The rocket operated on normal heptane and air, with air flow rates controllable to allow for various amounts of tangential momentum. Results of the investigation indicated that an energy feedback mechanism, through tangential momentum, did exist for both tangential and radial modes of instability. It was further shown that limit values of tangential velocity did exist, for a particular combustor, above and below which instability did not occur. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, *COMBUSTION), STABILITY, ROCKET NOZZLES, INJECTORS, COLD FLOW, OSCILLATION, SCREAMING COMBUSTION, THESES

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE