Accession Number : AD0022120


Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE GASOLINE AND MIXED FLUORINE-OXYGEN PROPELLANT COMBINATION


Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CA


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, E M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/022120.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : Further investigations were made on the merit of the hydrocarbon and mixed F-O propellant combination, and the determination of the optimum conditions for high specific impulse was attempted. Twenty-five tests were performed with oxidizer mixtures containing 0, 33, 50, 67, and 100 mole-% F. Maximum performance values were obtained with the oxidizer consisting of 67 mole-% O and 33% F. The maximum specific impulse was 272 lb-sec/lb and the characteristic exhaust velocity was 6720 fps. Tests in which 100% F was used as the oxidizer resulted in damage to the test engine. Tests made with 67% F produced appreciable C; those with 50% F yielded much less C. No unburned C was found after any of the other tests.


Descriptors :   *LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS , MIXTURES , OXIDIZERS , LIQUID OXYGEN , SPECIFIC IMPULSE , GASOLINE , OPTIMIZATION


Subject Categories : Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE