Accession Number : AD0058320


Title :   Static Performance of a Pulsejet Using Preheated Gasoline Fuel


Corporate Author : FAIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRPLANE CORP COSTA MESA CA FAIRCHILD ELECTROTECHNICS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Perkins, D S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/058320.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jul 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Preheating of gasoline fuel was detrimental to static engine performance, with the exception of throttling range, which was extended on both the low and high fuel flow ends of the normal unheated range. Fuel at 145 deg F showed no significant change in performance over 63 deg F fuel. Fuel at 250 and 300 deg F gave almost identical performance and showed about a 10% loss of thrust at all fuel flows as compared to 63 deg F fuel. When injected forward of the valves, the heated fuel gave very good specific fuel consumption and without the 10% thrust loss at peak thrust but with an intolerable valve burning problem.


Descriptors :   *PULSEJET ENGINES , COMBUSTION , FLOW RATE , FUEL INJECTION , GASOLINE , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , TEMPERATURE


Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE