Accession Number:

AD0293681

Title:

A COMPILATION OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL DATA PERTAINING TO SELF-IGNITING FUELS FOR RAMJET PROPULSION

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1949-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This compilation comprises 147 chemical compounds which, because of their low activation energies, relatively high heats of combustion and flame stabilities, may be particularly useful in ramjet engines either as fuels or as fuel additives whose purpose is to promote continuous combustion without forced ignition. The compounds are divided into seven arbitrary groups as follows boron compounds, inorganic compounds, miscellaneous hydrides, organo-metallic compounds, phosphorus compounds, and silicon compounds. Besides the usual physical and thermodynamic properties there are listed, wherever possible, such properties as activation energy, ignition temperature, ignition lag, reactivity in air, and reactivity in hydrocarbons. Observed data for these compounds are far from complete and no specific recommendations are made. Acceptance of any particular substance is subject to exhaustive tests which simulate actual ramjet service conditions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE