Combustion Chambers for Jet Propulsion Engines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080102641, 9781483152820

Combustion Chambers for Jet Propulsion Engines

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Authors: V. S. Zuyev L. S. Skubachevskii
Editors: B. P. Mullins
eBook ISBN: 9781483152820
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 260
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Combustion Chambers for Jet Propulsion Engines focuses on the design of combustion chambers for turbo-jet and ramjet engines, including reheat systems. This compilation, which is a training manual for the combustion chamber course held in the Moscow Aeronautical Institute, provides a general presentation of the basic elements of the process of operation, characteristics, and design of combustion chambers. This manual is divided into two parts. Part One discusses the elements of chemical kinetics and the theory of combustion of a homogeneous mixture in gas streams. The second part is devoted to the thermodynamics of the combustion chamber; aerodynamic and thermal losses; construction of the combustion chamber; and description of the operating process. The problem concerning the effect of losses in combustion chambers on the characteristics of jet propulsion engines is also elaborated in this text. This publication is valuable to aeronautical and combustion engineering students.

Table of Contents

Translation Editor's Preface



Part One Brief Considerations of the Theory of Combustion

Chapter I. Elements of Kinetics of Chemical Reactions

1. Ideas Concerning the Velocity of a Chemical Reaction

2. Mechanism of Chemical Reactions

3. Determination of the Velocity of a Chemical Reaction

4. Energy of Activation

5. Chain Reactions

6. Development of a Chain Reaction

Chapter II. The Nature of the Progress of Chemical Reactions. The Concept of Auto-Ignition

1. Thermal Ignition or Thermal Explosion

2. Chain Reactions

3. Determination of the Induction Period

Chapter III. Flame Propagation in a Gas Stream

1. Concept of the Flame Front and Velocity of Flame Propagation

2. Velocity of Flame Propagation. Conditions for the Existence of a Flame Front

3. Determination of the Length of the Flame

Chapter IV. Determination of the Velocity of Flame Propagation

1. Velocity of Flame Propagation in Laminar Flow

2. Variation of the Normal Velocity of Combustion with Mixture Parameters

3. Experimental Methods of Measuring the Normal Velocity of Flame Propagation

4. Velocity of Flame Propagation in Turbulent Flow

5. The Concept of Diffusion and the Kinetics of Combustion

Part Two Combustion Chambers for Jet Propulsion Engines

Chapter V. Thermodynamics of the Combustion Chambers of Jet Propulsion Engines

1. Process of Heat Supply

2. The Thermodynamic Cycle and Efficiency of a Turbo-Jet Engine

3. Calculation of the Theoretical Combustion Temperature

Chapter VI. Losses in Combustion Chambers

1. Thermal Losses

2. Gas-Dynamic Losses

3. Thermodynamic Losses

4. Relationship between Aerodynamic and Thermodynamic Losses

5. Determination of Losses in a Combustion Chamber

Chapter VII. Combustion Chambers of Gas Turbine Engines

1. Simplified Diagram and Working Principle of the Combustion Chambers of Gas Turbine Engines

2. Elements of the Operating Process of Combustion Chambers. Nature of the Airflow in a Combustion Chamber

3. Mixture Formation in the Combustion Chamber of a Gas Turbine Engine

4. Ignition of Fuel in the Chamber

5. Description of the Operating Process in the Combustion Chamber of a Gas Turbine Engine

6. Characteristics of Combustion Chambers

7. Aerodynamic Rating of a Combustion Chamber

8. Defects of Combustion Chambers

Chapter VIII. Combustion Chambers of Ram-Jet Engines

1. General Observations

2. Characteristics of a Combustion Chamber

3. Thermal and Gas-Dynamic Losses

Chapter IX. Reheat Combustion Chambers

1. Requirements Put Forward For Reheat Chambers

2. Basic Layout of a Reheat Chamber

3. Layout and Operation of the Components of a Reheat Chamber


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About the Author

V. S. Zuyev

L. S. Skubachevskii

About the Editor

B. P. Mullins

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