Accession Number:

ADA046344

Title:

Analytical Investigation of External Burning behind Bluff-Base Axisymmetric Bodies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1973-10 Oct 1977

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OFAEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-10

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The final results and academic achievements are reported on a program aimed at investigation of external burning propulsion. Concentration was aimed at bluff-base, axisymmetric bodies in supersonic flight with an approach boundary layer that is fully turbulent. An adiabatic near wake theory was developed which is in excellent agreement with experiment. A parametric investigation of external burning performance showed that while high thrust levels can be achieved the specific impulse is lower than expected. Consequently, future studies should concentrate upon a combination of base burning and external burning.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE