Status of combustion research on high-energy fuels for ram jets

Walter T. Olson, Louis C. Gibbons
naca-rm-e51d23
Oct 1951


To assist the research planning of government and industry, a review of the present status of research and development on high-energy fuels for ram-jet propulsion has been made. An examination of published information indicates that eleven organizations in this country have conducted or are conducting experimental investigations on the use of high-energy fuels in ram jets; eight of these organizations are currently active in the field. Materials included in these experiments are aluminum, boron, boron hydrides, carbon, coal and coal-light metal compositions, liquid hydrogen, and magnesium.

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