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Design and Application of Compact Combustors in Small-Scale JetCat Engines
[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Ultra-compact combustors UCC are an innovative approach to improving overall engine efficiency and thrust-to-weight ratio by reducing the axial length and weight of the engine. Previous efforts looked at integrating a UCC into a small-scale JetCat P90 engine utilizing gaseous propane fuel. The current investigation aimed to utilize the previous compact combustor design and switch fuels to liquid kerosene. Based on the results from testing, a new combustor was designed equipped with a different flame holding mechanism at the larger P400-scale while maintaining a length savings of 20. Testing of the P400 compact combustors was performed within a newly designed non-rotating test rig.
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