Mixture distribution in a single-row radial engine

Gerrish, Harold C Voss, Fred
naca-tn-583
October 1936


The distribution of the fuel among the various cylinders of a Pratt and Whitney 1340 S1H1-G engine was determined by chemically analyzing samples of exhaust gas from each cylinder. The engine was operated in the 20-foot wind tunnel at different power outputs, specific fuel consumptions, and engine speeds. The results showed that the variation in the quality of the mixture among the different cylinders was approximately 4 percent and was independent of power output, specific fuel consumption, and engine speed. The results also showed that the top cylinders operated with a lower air-fuel ratio than the bottom cylinders.

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