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Coupling between Velocity Oscillations and Solid Propellant Combustion.
Final rept. 15 Mar 83-15 Aug 84,
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP SUNNYVALE CA CHEMICAL SYSTEMS DIV
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Studies are being conducted to define and characterize the basic fluid mechanics and heat transfer mechanism controlling the coupling between acoustic and radial profiles of the mean and oscillatory velocity are being measured at several axial stations in a cold flow rocket simulator. Recent studies have concentrated on measuring the structure of the acoustic waves and how this structure relates to the oscillatory heat flux data reported earlier. In particular, the radial profiles of the magnitude and phase relative to the head end acoustic pressure of the acoustic velocity have been measured at several axial stations. At low acoustic pressures i.e., 0.05 the acoustic waves extend across the entire cross-section in the region upstream of the transition in the mean velocity profile. Nonplaner and nonlinear behavior is also observed in the near surface regions. Downstream of the velocity transition, the acoustic waves do not penetrate through the near wall turbulence. At higher acoustic pressures i.e., 0.4 the upstream nonlinearities increase in magnitude and extend across the entire port. Downstream of the velocity transition the core nonlinearities decay while the linear component penetrates through the turbulence to the wall. Originator-supplied keywords include Velocity coupling and Combustion instability.
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