Accession Number : AD0772822

Title :   Analysis and Correlation of High Altitude Rocket Exhaust Plume Experimental Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 72-Aug 73,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Ring,Larry R. ; Ratliff,Alan W. ; McDanal,A. J. ; Prozan,R. J.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : Results are presented of a study for evaluating the applicability and accuracy of rocket motor and exhaust plume gasdynamic analytical models. Evaluation of these analytical models was based upon correlation of analytical predictions with experimental data obtained in the High Altitude Plume Radiation Program. The effects of oxidizer-to-fuel ratio gradients, combustion efficiency, combustion chamber mixing, nozzle throat expansion and chemistry model were ascertained. Non-continuum effects and closed form analytical techniques were also considered. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Plumes, *Gas dynamics, *Rocket engines, Mixing, Mathematical models, Radiation, Combustion chambers, Combustion, Accuracy, Exhaust nozzles, Rocket fuels, Chemical reactions, Gas flow, Chemical equilibrium, Pressure, Experimental data

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE