Investigation of ram-jet afterburning as a means of varying effective exhaust nozzle area

Eugene Perchonok, Fred A. Wilcox
Nov 1952

A discussion of the flow mechanism in an afterburner extension to ram-jet engine is presented. Analysis indicated that with an afterburner, ram-jet performance equal to that of the engine equipped with a variable-geometry converging exit nozzle could result. The use of an afterburner requires, under some conditions, heat addition to a supersonic stream.

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