Preliminary investigation of combustion of diborane in a turbojet combustor

Kaufman, Warner B., Gibbs, James B., Branstetter, J. Robert

Boron and its hydrides offer increased flight range relative to conventional fuels for turbojet engines. Preliminary evaluation has been made of the combustion characteristics and deposition problems resulting from burning diborone in a single, modified J33 combustor. A combustor relatively free of deposits for the limited test conditions has been developed. Three possible methods of alleviating deposits on the turbine blades are reported.

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