Accession Number : AD0913289

Title :   Ramjet Fuel Studies. Part 2. Aluminum, Boron, and Boron Carbide.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication Jul 70-Jun 72,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Burdette, G. W. ; Bryant, J. T.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Stable suspensions of aluminum and boron carbide in various hydrocarbons have been prepared for use as ramjet fuels. Many chemical and physical properties of these suspensions related to Navy storable propellant criteria were measured. Total burning times for concentrated dust flames of carbon, boron, boron carbide, and aluminum at atmospheric pressure are examined and compared. The implications of these rates with respect to the combustion efficiencies of gelled fuels in ramjet missiles are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RAMJET ENGINES), (*JET ENGINE FUELS, (*FUEL ADDITIVES, JET ENGINE FUELS), BORON, ALUMINUM, BORON COMPOUNDS, CARBIDES, HYDROCARBONS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, STORAGE, BURNING RATE, TIME, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), DUST, FLAMES, COMBUSTION, CARBON, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, COMBUSTION, EFFICIENCY, GELS, METALS, TEMPERATURE, FLUID FLOW.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE