RESEARCH STUDIES FOR SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION.
GENERAL APPLIED SCIENCE LABS INC WESTBURY N Y
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A summary is presented of research on supersonic combustion conducted during a 4 year period by GASL. The research discussed is oriented toward fuels and conditions pertaining to supersonic combustion in ramjet engines. Fields encompassed are 1 reaction kinetics of a hydrogen air system, 2 diffusion and combustion of reacting gases, and 3 the testing of highly idealized combustion processes. Studies in the latter field indicate the speed range for supersonic combustion ramjets can be lowered to the 3-6 Mach number range. It is concluded that sufficient progress has been made on the understanding and analysis of supersonic combustion processes to give a sound basis for application to the design of a practical ramjet engine. Author