PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS AND EXPLORATORY TESTING OF AN INJECTION-INDUCTION ENGINE.
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The injection-induction air-breathing engine is a constant burning, air-breathing jet engine that produces static thrust with no moving parts. This program was conducted to gain preliminary insight into the feasibility of this type of engine and consisted of literature searches, theoretical analyses, operating cycle and component size calculations, as well as the fabrication and testing of a test engine. Except to yield information on performance characteristics of some components of the engine when used in other applications, the literature searches produced no evidence of any research or development of an engine of this type. The theoretical analyses showed that the performance of an injection-induction engine could be expressed by a relatively simple mathematical relationship. An operating cycle calculation and component size calculations indicated that the performance and size of this type of engine would compare favorably with these characteristics for currently used airbreathing jet engines. The results of exploratory tests of the injection-induction engine indicated that an engine of this type was feasible. Author