Accession Number : AD0760040

Title :   Possible Condensation in Rocket Exhaust Plumes,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Wu,Benjamin J. C.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The results of a computational investigation of possible condensation in the exhaust plume of a specific rocket engine are reported. The exhaust considered is a chemically frozen gas mixture of CO, CO2, H2O, and H2. It was found that only H2O may condense since the other species did not become saturated in the flow field. Possible condensation onset of H2O by homogeneous nucleation has been estimated using the so-called classical steady-state theory, some ideas on the statistical mechanics contributions, and empirical modifications based on previous experiments. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*EXHAUST GASES, CONDENSATION), (*ROCKET ENGINES, EXHAUST GASES), REACTION KINETICS, NUCLEATION, SPECIFIC HEAT, FLOW FIELDS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, WATER VAPOR

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE