On the Simulation of Plumes from High Pressure Hydrogen/Oxygen Rocket Engines.
GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT
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The report describes the Grumman Research Departments technique for achieving Reynolds numbers higher than those achievable by any other known technique, and outlines experiments which can be used to increase the confidence level when extrapolating sub-scale plume impingement heating to full-scale flight conditions. Initial experiments established the feasibility of using a backward-running detonation wave to produce the correct enthalpy and chemistry of the simulated combustion chamber gases. Low pressure tests up to 1500 psi are summarized which measured heating on simulated impingement surfaces from one and two engines. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Combustion and Ignition
- Rocket Propellants