Accession Number:

ADA058017

Title:

Application of Well-Stirred Reactor Theory to the Prediction of Combustor Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV N J JAMES FORRESTAL RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1958-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

252.0

Abstract:

In the work reported here conceptual models of high-output systems are considered in which the combustion chamber is visualized as consisting only of a small number of interacting elements composed of homogeneous reaction volumes. Pressure interaction and recirculation are considered. Performance curves developed for four typical models show qualitatively flow interactions and residual flame phenomena typically observed in real combustion chambers. Predicted performance characteristics based on the above models were compared with experimental data obtained in a small combustion chamber burning premixed propane-air mixtures. Stability limits, combustion efficiency-loading rate data, and visual observation of flame and flow were typical measurements made on chamber performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE