Accession Number:

AD0855766

Title:

Ignition and Combustion of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels in Supersonic Flow

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL APPLIED SCIENCE LABS INC WESTBURY NY

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

An experimental study was carried out to investigate the combustion of a liquid hydrocarbon hexane injected into a supersonic stream. Injection modes included wall and central injection configurations. Extremely rapid and intense heat release phenomena were obtained. It was concluded that this mode of combustion could be made to compete with that of pure gas phase combustion for many technological applications. A preliminary theoretical model of the combustion mechanism was constructed which accounts for many of the observed phenomena, and which explains the very rapid combustion characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE