Accession Number : ADA563331


Title :   Supersonic Combustion Ramjet Research


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2004-30 Apr 2012


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AEROSPACE SYSTEMS DIR


Personal Author(s) : Carter, Campbell D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563331.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This basic research task on supersonic combustion ramjets includes work in three primary focus areas: 1) fuel control and fuel injection, wherein fundamental aspects are studied for gaseous, supercritical, and multiphase fuels; 2) ignition, flameholding, and flame propagation in supersonic flows, wherein fundamental aspects are studied with a view toward improving performance in a high-speed combustor; and 3) multidisciplinary laser measurements for benchmarking modeling and simulation and for elucidating the physics of high-speed flows. The motivation for this program is the need to develop the science basis to enable the design of high-speed, air-breathing propulsion systems.


Descriptors :   *RAMJET ENGINES , *SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION , AIR BREATHING ENGINES , COMBUSTORS , FLAME PROPAGATION , FUEL INJECTION , FUELS , MULTIPHASE FLOW , PROPULSION SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE