Accession Number : ADA446325


Title :   AFRL Combustion Science Branch Research Activities and Capabilities


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH PROPULSION DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Hancock, R D ; Shouse, D T ; Schauer, F R ; Belovich, V M ; Gord, J R ; Stutrud, J S ; Zelina, J ; Frayne, C W ; Reich, R F ; Ehret, J A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a446325.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The Combustion Science Branch (AFRL/PRTC) of the Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is actively involved in fundamental and applied combustion research and development. In order to do this, combustion models and optical diagnostic techniques are developed and used to understand fundamental combustion processes. This understanding is then used in the development of high-performance, low-emissions combustor and propulsion concepts. The latest modeling and diagnostic innovations are applied to the various combustion experiments to enhance fundamental understanding and improve the design of the particular combustor and propulsion concepts. This paper is a top-level look at the research activities and the facilities of the Combustion Science Branch.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE RESEARCH , *COMBUSTION , *PROPULSION SYSTEMS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MODELS , AVIATION FUELS , SIGNATURE REDUCTION , GAS TURBINES , COMBUSTORS , RESEARCH FACILITIES , AIR BREATHING ENGINES


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE