Studies of Slurry Fueled Propulsion Systems
Semiannual progress rept. no. 5, 1 Feb-31 Jul 1972
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN JET PROPULSION CENTER
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The development of an analytical model for the ignition and combustion of aluminum particles in a hydrocarbon carrier is presented together with the predicted length of cylindrical combustor required for the complete combustion of selected slurry fuels containing aluminum powders. The results of the experimental investigation of the combustion efficiencies of selected fuels, JP-4, JP-5, decalin, 70 tetralin-30 decalin, and 75 aluminum-25 decalin, burned in a sudden dump combustor are presented and discussed. Descriptions of two experimental combustor configurations and one flow visualization model combustor are given.
- Combustion and Ignition