Preliminary evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of several potential ram-jet fuels IV - hydrogen, a-methylnaphthalene, and carbon

Benson E. Gammon
naca-rm-e51f05
Aug 1951


A preliminary analytical evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of hydrogen, a-methylnapthalene, and graphite carbon has been made. Adiabatic constant- pressure combustion flame temperatures for each fuel at several equivalence ratios were calculated for an initial air temperature of 560 degrees R and a pressure of 2 atmospheres.

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