Analytical and experimental studies of a divided-flow ram-jet combustor

Dangle, E E Friedman, Robert Cervenka, Adolph J
naca-rm-e53k04
January 11, 1954


Results of a theoretical and experimental study of the total pressure losses and combustion efficiencies associated with the divided-flow combustor are presented and comparisons made with the nondivided-flow combustor. The theoretical treatment indicated the range of primary-zone size, primary-zone air flow, and flame-holder pressure-loss coefficients over which the total-pressure loss through the divided-flow combustor was less than that through the nondivided-flow combustor. The experimental work indicated the range of fuel-air ratios, for a given size primary zone, over which the combustion efficiency in the divided-flow combustor was higher than that in the nondivided-flow combustor.

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