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Accession Number ADA566310
Title Fuel Chemistry and Combustion Distribution Effects on Rocket Engine Combustion Stability.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 33p
Personal Author S. D. Heister S. F. Son W. E. Anderson
Abstract The goal of the project is to understand how changes in the rate of energy addition can be used to alter the combustion instability characteristics of liquid rocket engines. Fuels with increased energy, either due to higher heats of formation or energetic additives, will generally result in adiabatic flame temperatures and higher performance. They may have higher rates of reaction. It is known that hydrogen, with a very high rate of reaction, tends to be a stable rocket fuel. This study seeks to understand how changes in combustion rate, due to fuel chemistry changes, might be used to develop high- performing, stable rocket engines .
Keywords Addition
Combustion stability
Rocket engines
Rocket fuels

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 97K - Fuels
Corporate Author Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Oct 2010-Sep 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number FA9550-10-1-0431

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