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Heterogeneous burning in a diverging reactor

Williams, F. A. and Penner, S. S. and Gill, G. and Eckel, E. F. (1959) Heterogeneous burning in a diverging reactor. Combustion and Flame, 3 (3). pp. 355-371. ISSN 0010-2180. doi:10.1016/0010-2180(59)90038-0.

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Experimentally determined pressure profiles in a diverging reactor have been used to estimate effective mean drop diameters and size distributions at the injector end. The available results may be correlated in terms of two simplified models using (a) a uniform mean drop size for the spray and (b) a generalized size distribution of the Rosin-Rammler type. Mean drop sizes of the order of 5 to 10 microns, and effective overall reaction orders between ⅓ and 2 are obtained if the phenomenological burning rate law familiar from single droplet studies is used for heterogeneous burning in bipropellant LOX-RP1 mixtures.

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Additional Information:© 1959 Published by Elsevier Inc. Received October 1958. Available online 8 August 2003. The experimental studies described in this paper were carried out at Rocketdyne. The theoretical investigations were performed at the Gruen Applied Science Laboratories and were sponsored by Rocketdyne. The work was supported by the United States Air Force.
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Official Citation:F.A. Williams, S.S. Penner, G. Gill, E.F. Eckel, Heterogeneous burning in a diverging reactor, Combustion and Flame, Volume 3, 1959, Pages 355-371, ISSN 0010-2180, DOI: 10.1016/0010-2180(59)90038-0. (
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