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On generalized scaling procedures for liquid-fuel rocket engines

Penner, S. S. and Fuhs, A. E. (1957) On generalized scaling procedures for liquid-fuel rocket engines. Combustion and Flame, 1 (2). pp. 229-240. ISSN 0010-2180. doi:10.1016/0010-2180(57)90049-4.

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The scaling procedures of Penner and Tsien, of Crocco and of Barrère have been generalized by using the assumption that the mean drop size is proportional to the product of powers of the Weber number and the Reynolds number, together with the hypothesis that the total conversion time varies as a power (usually the second) of the drop diameter. The results obtained for the steady aero thermochemistry and for unstable motor operation (low-frequency and high-frequency oscillations) are shown to reduce to previously published rules when suitable simplifying assumptions are made.

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Additional Information:© 1956 Elsevier. Received October 1956. Available online 8 August 2003. The work described in this paper was supported by the U.S. Air Force Office for Advanced Study, under Contract AF 18(603)-107 with the American Machine and Foundry Co. and Jet Propulsion Research. Inc.
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Official Citation:S.S. Penner, A.E. Fuhs, On generalized scaling procedures for liquid-fuel rocket engines, Combustion and Flame, Volume 1, Issue 2, June 1957, Pages 229-240, ISSN 0010-2180, DOI: 10.1016/0010-2180(57)90049-4. (
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