Accession Number:

ADA801387

Title:

Preliminary Tests of a Burner for Ram-Jet Applications

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NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS LANGLEY FIELD VA LANGLEY AERONAUTICAL LABORATORY

Report Date:

1947-01-16

Abstract:

Preliminary tests have been made of a small burner to meet the requirements for application to supersonic ram jets. The principal requirements were taken as 1 efficient combustion in a high-velocity air stream, 2 utilization for combustion of only a small fraction of the air passing through the unit, 3 low resistance to air flow, 4 simple construction, and 5 light weight. Tests of a small burner were carried to stream velocities of nearly 150 feet per second and fuel rates such that one-eighth to one-fourth of the total air was involved in combustion. Commercial propane was selected as the fuel since its low boiling point facilitated vaporization. Combustion which was 80 percent complete along with low aerodynamic losses was obtained by injecting the fuel evenly, prior to ignition, and allowing it to mix with the air without appreciably disturbing the stream. The pressure drop due to frictional losses around the burner and to the adjacent inside walls of the ram jet is small compared with the pressure drop due to combustion.

Descriptive Note:

Research memo.

Pages:

0018

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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1.69MB