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- A preliminary evaluation was made of three types of combustor configurations in a 48-inch-diameter ram-jet engine to determine the one with the greatest promise of ultimately achieving efficient and stable combustion at low fuel-air rations and low combustor-inlet pressure. The combustor configurations evaluated include (1) a can-piloted configuration using a gutter-type flame holder with can-type pilot burners for stability, (2) an annular-piloted configuration using a gutter-type flame holder with an annular pilot burner to provide stability and to serve as a flow divider for confined fuel-air mixing, and (3) a can-type configuration using a flow divider for confined fuel-air mixing. No modifications were made to optimize the performance of any configuration. On the basis of this preliminary evaluation at an inlet-air temperature of about 990 degrees R, the annular-piloted combustor configuration appeared to have the greatest promise of permitting combustion efficiencies in excess of 0.90 at low fuel-air ratio with combustor-inlet pressures as low as 700 pounds per square foot absolute.
- Document ID: 19930087963.
Accession ID: 93R17253.
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