Accession Number : AD0837259

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF AIR-AUGMENTED ROCKET COMBUSTION AND MIXING PROCESSES.

Descriptive Note : Technical progress rept. no. 3, 15 Sep 67-29 Feb 68,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sargent, W. H. ; Woodcock, K. E. ; Anderson, R. ; Duvvuri, T.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 239

Abstract : Data on coaxial jet mixing and combustion developed during a ten-week test program are presented along with a limited analysis of results. The test was conducted with a rocket motor simulator which generated a fuel-rich primary stream. The combustion of the primary stream was varied systematically through a broad range of conditions, and the exchange processes were observed in a secondary mixing duct by means of wall pressure measurements, thrust measurements, and measurements of heat flux. Photographic observations were made of the primary stream operating as a free jet. Preliminary analysis indicates that the length of duct required for momentum and energy exchange to occur depends primarily upon the secondary air mass flow. A brief discussion is included on the grouping of variables in afterburning problems, and a simplified 'throttling number' parameter is suggested. Also included are the results of a mixing zone computation in which the differential equations of coaxial mixing are solved by a finite difference procedure. Results are presented of calculations made to predict wall pressure profiles that are influenced by the presence of the bluff face of the primary stream blast tube. This analysis covers the flow regime that extends to the length of the primary stream potential core. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET PROPELLANTS, COMBUSTION), JET MIXING FLOW, COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), EFFICIENCY, ROCKET ENGINES, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, SLURRY FUELS, THRUST AUGMENTATION, COOLING, BORON, TEST METHODS, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MODIFICATION KITS, TEMPERATURE, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE