An investigation of combustion in a flowing stream with turbulence
Compton, Oliver Doty
Bailey, Neil P.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis undertakes a general investigation of combustion in a flowing stream. It was first necessary to determine, if possible, the mechanism of burning, the establish the flow characteristic which must be present for a flame to exist. Study of an inverted flame was made in open air. The flame characteristics were observed by means of temperature and pressure survey, Schlieran photographs and smoke pictures. Apparatus was constructed to allow burning in a flowing stream in a constant-area channel. Information gathered in the study of the inverted flame was applied to combustion in the constant-area channel. Arrangement was made to preheat the air stream, and effects of stream temperature on burning velocity were noted. This work is an attempt to reinforce combustion theory with experimental data. Many studies of this nature must be made before the mechanism of combustion is fully understood.
This thesis document was issued under the authority of another institution, not NPS. At the time it was written, a copy was added to the NPS Library collection for reasons not now known. It has been included in the digital archive for its historical value to NPS. Not believed to be a CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) title.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The stability of flame holders. Osborn, James Butler; Osborn, James Butler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1948-05);A flame holder is a device placed in a stream of rapidly flowing combustible mixture to anchor the flame and to make burning possible. The flame holder has its most immediate application in the ram Jet fields where ...
Experimental investigation of aluminum combustion in sulfur hexafluoride atmosphere Kol, Jacob; Fuhs, Allen E.; Chozev, Yair (AIAA, 1986);The goal of this report is to summarize the experimental results and studies of aluminum combustion in sulfur hexafluoride atmosphere. The particles has been ejected from exploding wire. Using photography, burning time, ...
Quasi Area Rule for Heat Addition in Transonic and Supersonic Flight Regimes Fuhs, Allen E. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1972-08); AFAPL-TR-72-10Body shapes, including axisymmetric and three dimensional, have been developed to minimize wave drag. The von Karman ogive and the area rule are examples. Similar work has not been accomplished for optimum shapes ...