Accession Number : ADA566310


Title :   Fuel Chemistry and Combustion Distribution Effects on Rocket Engine Combustion Stability


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 2010-Sep 2011


Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, William E ; Son, Steven F ; Heister, Stephen D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a566310.pdf


Report Date : 25 Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : The goal of the project is to understand how changes in the rate of energy addition can be used to alter the combustion instability characteristics of liquid rocket engines. Fuels with increased energy, either due to higher heats of formation or energetic additives, will generally result in adiabatic flame temperatures and higher performance. They may have higher rates of reaction. It is known that hydrogen, with a very high rate of reaction, tends to be a stable rocket fuel. This study seeks to understand how changes in combustion rate, due to fuel chemistry changes, might be used to develop high-performing, stable rocket engines .


Descriptors :   *ROCKET FUELS , ADDITION , CHEMISTRY , COMBUSTION STABILITY , ROCKET ENGINES


Subject Categories : Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE