Accession Number:

ADA046786

Title:

Effect of Configuration Variables on Performance of Solid Fuel Ramjets.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

An experimental investigation into the effect of configuration variables on combustion performance in the solid fuel ramjet was conducted. The effect of air ducting methods on combustion efficiency was found to be dependent not only on the flow rates, momentum and geometry of the system but also on the composition of the solid fuel. High pressures and low air mass fluxes through the fuel grain affect the regression rate by altering the heat transfer mechanism. Some air duct configurations were found to create a favorable environment for combustion pressure oscillations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE