Accession Number:

AD0817784

Title:

RADIATIVE EFFECTS ON ROCKET STABILITY WITH OZONE-CONTAINING OXIDIZERS.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Mar-31 May 67,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The coupled diffusion and heat conduction equations are examined analytically. The uniqueness condition of Kolmogorov for flame solutions is generalized for coupled heat release and species production functions. From both the results of numerical integration and analytical studies, steady state decomposition flames for pure ozone or high ozone concentration mixtures are shown not to exist. The resultant non-steady state burning is most likely to contribute to instability in an engine where ozone-containing oxidizers are used. Calculated results for a hypothetical O atom diffusion wave in the ozone system indicate that a key role is played by O atoms mainly as a result of their very high concentration and the great exothermicity of their reaction with fuel O3 molecules. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE