Accession Number : ADD014116

Title :   Afterburner Flameholder Construction.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Jun 87, patented 28 Mar 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Eldredge, Donald W ; Milam, Billy R

Report Date : 28 Mar 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A flameholder for a gas turbine engine includes a retainer plate on the igniter holder boss which protrudes from the flameholder gutter and extends through a clearance hole in the outer shroud. The retainer plate permits thermally induced growth of the parts but does not allow the fuel spray and air flow gap near the igniter to increase significantly, thus assuredly maintaining a sufficiently rich fuel/air mixture to promote ignition. (jes)

Descriptors :   *AFTERBURNERS, *GAS TURBINES, AIR FLOW, AIR GAPS, CONSTRUCTION, COVERINGS, EXTERNAL, FLAME HOLDERS, FUEL AIR RATIO, FUEL SPRAYS, GROWTH(GENERAL), HEAT, IGNITERS, IGNITION

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE