Progress in Combustion Science and Technology

Progress in Combustion Science and Technology

International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 1

1st Edition - January 1, 1960

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  • Editors: J. Ducarme, Melvin Gerstein, A. H. Lefebvre
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222561

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International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Division III: Progress in Combustion Science and Technology, Volume I focuses primarily on the aeronautical aspects of combustion. This book discusses the flow visualization techniques, chemical analysis in combustion chamber development, and aerodynamic influences on flame stability. The geometric-optical techniques in combustion research, flame quenching, and ignition in liquid propellant rocket engines are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the flow studies under combustion conditions, geometric optics of flames, and empirical studies of hypergolic rocket propellant ignition delays. This volume is a good reference for research students, scientists, and engineers conducting work in the field of combustion science and technology.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Chapter I. Flow Visualization Techniques


    Choice of Working Fluid in Model, and Similarity Conditions

    Flow Studies Under Combustion Conditions

    Isothermal Flow Studies with Air

    Flow Studies with Water

    Photo-Viscous Methods of Flow Visualization

    The Application of the Techniques


    Chapter 2. Chemical Analysis in Combustion Chamber Development

    I. Introduction

    I. Chemical Methods of Analysis

    II. Continuous Flow Physical Methods

    III. Miscellaneous Methods

    IV. Application of Continuous Flow Analyzers

    V. Calibration

    VI. Applications of Gas Analysis

    Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 3. Aerodynamic Influences on Flame Stability


    1.0 Introduction

    2.0 General Discussion on Performance Correlations

    3.0 "Can" Systems

    4.0 Baffle Systems

    5.0 Drag of Baffles

    6.0 Mixing Effects in Combustion

    7.0 Blockage Effects

    8.0 Conclusions



    Chapter 4. Geometric-Optical Techniques in Combustion Research

    I. Introduction

    II. The Geometric Optics of Flames

    III. "Schlieren" Methods

    IV. Shadowgraphs

    V. Deflection Mapping


    Chapter 5. Flame Quenching


    Measurement of Quenching Distance

    Theories of Flame Quenching

    Experimental Aspects of Flame Quenching


    Chapter 6. Ignition in Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines


    The Phenomenon of Ignition

    Empirical Studies of Hypergolic Rocket Propellant Ignition Delays

    Ignition of Combustibles by Energy Addition

    Ignition by Hot Surfaces

    Ignition by Flames

    Ignition by Hot Gases

    Spark Ignition

    Ignition in Rocket Engines

    Ignition with Hypergolic Propellants

    Ignition of Non-Hypergolic Propellants


    Name Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 234
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1960
  • Published: January 1, 1960
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222561

About the Editors

J. Ducarme

Melvin Gerstein

A. H. Lefebvre

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