Accession Number : AD0831071

Title :   A FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION OF THE FREE FLIGHT RANGE FOR SCRAMJET RESEARCH.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 3 Jul 67-28 Feb 68,

Corporate Author : AC ELECTRONICS-DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : King, H. H. ; Prachar, O. P.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The capability for simultaneous duplication of prototype Mach and Reynolds numbers has made worthwhile an examination of the free flight range as a possible laboratory facility for scramjet tests. As a first step, the present work considers the key questions of launch and acceptable free flight of an annular combustor scramjet model, the performance of a valve for injecting gaseous hydrogen, and the question of accurate measurement of thrust. Sixteen range firings were carried out to investigate possible model and fuel injection valve designs for potential application to a 1.5-inch diameter hydrogen burning model. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RANGES(FACILITIES)), (*SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION RAMJET ENGINES, FREE FLIGHT MODELS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), THRUST, SCALE, LAUNCHING, MACH NUMBER, MODEL TESTS, REYNOLDS NUMBER, PNEUMATIC VALVES, INJECTION, HYDROGEN.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE