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Experiments on the burning of single drops of fuel

Goldsmith, M. (1956) Experiments on the burning of single drops of fuel. Jet Propulsion, 26 (3). pp. 172-178. ISSN 0095-8751. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110114-135926585

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Abstract

Experiments have been performed in order to measure the mass rate of consumption of single drops of liquid fuel suspended on a quartz filament and burning under various ambient conditions. The influence of increased oxidizer concentration, increased pressure, and elevated temperature in the surrounding atmosphere on mass burning rate has been studied. Comparison is made with theoretical calculations based on the concept of a heterogeneous diffusion flame, with burning rate controlled by heat and mass transfer. The influence of forced convection on burning rate and extinction of burning has also been investigated.


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Additional Information:© 1956 American Rocket Society. Presented at the ARS Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 18-21, 1955. Supported by the O.O.R under Contract DA04-495-Ord-446, Dept. of the Army Project No.5 99-01-004, Ordnance Research and Development Project No. TB 2-001, O.O.R Project No. 834. Abstracted from a thesis submitted by the author to the Graduate School of the California Institute of Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, June 1955. The author is happy to express his appreciation to Dr. S. S. Penner for helpful discussions.
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U.S. Army Office of Ordnance ResearchDA04-495-Ord-446
Dept. of the Army599-01-004
Ordnance Research and DevelopmentTB 2-001
Office of Ordnance ResearchNo.834
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