Analytical Investigation of External Burning behind Bluff-Base Axisymmetric Bodies
Final rept. 1 Oct 1973-10 Oct 1977
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OFAEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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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.
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