Combustion Behavior of Solid Fuel Ramjets. Volume I. Correlation of Reacting and Non-Reacting Flow Characteristics.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the relationship between the cold flow characteristics of velocity, pressure distribution, and turbulence intensity and the reacting flow performance and combustion characteristics of a solid fuel ramjet. The effects of configuration and air flow changes on the above characteristics were examined. Average regression rates and combustion efficiencies were not significantly affected by changes in configuration. These variations in test conditions significantly affected the centerline turbulence intensity but not the near-wall turbulence intensity in cold flow. Near-wall turbulence profiles in cold flow were found to correlate with the fuel regression profiles in reacting flows. The use of bypass resulted in decreases in regression rate and efficiencies for all cases. Author
- Fluid Mechanics
- Combustion and Ignition
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines