Accession Number : AD0830912

Title :   THE EFFECT OF WATER INJECTION ON THE THERMAL RADIATION FROM OXYGEN-HYDROCARBON ROCKET EXHAUST FLAMES.

Descriptive Note : Revised ed.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Brown, J. F.

Report Date : 01 APR 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : It was found that reduction in thermal radiation from an oxygen-hydrocarbon rocket exhaust flame of 50% or greater might be achieved with the addition of approximately 10% water, by weight, to propellants, with an attendant performance loss on the order of only 2%. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WATER INJECTION), (*LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, (*EXHAUST FLAMES, THERMAL RADIATION), LIQUID ROCKET FUELS, HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, OXYGEN, COMBUSTION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE