Accession Number:

AD0421130

Title:

Significance of Detonation Study to Propulsion Dynamics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The various means by which detonation study can influence the development of propulsion systems are discussed. The wave, besides the possibility of its actual appearance in the course of anomalous operation the combustion chamber, or its direct exploitation as the actual combustion front in an engine specially designed for this purpose, provides the prime experimental facility for the study of non-steady gasdynamics of systems characterized by a high rate of energy release. Moreover it offers an insight into the relationship between the chemico-kinetic and gasdynamic phenomena that occur in thrust chambers not only during transient processes but also at steady state operation. Its theoretical aspects provide a stimulus to the development of gas-wave-dynamics, the subject dealing with the analysis of wave interaction processes, whose techniques are applicable not only to chemical propulsion systems, but also to gaseous nuclear devices and pulsed plasma accelerators.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE