Accession Number : AD0875054

Title :   Theoretical Kinetic Performance of Hydrogen-Fluorine Systems I.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Dec 69-May 70,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Hnat, James G. ; Solomon, Wayne C. ; Blauer, Jaye A.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : One dimensional kinetic calculations for hydrogen fluorine rocket nozzles predict slightly lower performance than corrected rocket firing data. The H + H + M = H2 + M recombination reaction has the most significant effect on nozzle performance and was found to be important for all the O/F (oxidizer wt/fuel wt) ratios investigated. The H + F + M = HF + M recombination reaction is important only at the higher O/F ratios. HF is the most important third body with regard to nozzle performance. Chlorine addition can significantly improve nozzle performance at the higher O/F ratios. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HYDROGEN), (*RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, (*FLUORINE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*ROCKET NOZZLES, KINETIC THEORY), REACTION KINETICS, CHLORINE, CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM, LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE