Flow measurements in a model ramjet secondary combustion chamber

Chittilapilly, Lazar T. ; Venkateswaran, S. ; Paul, P. J. ; Mukunda, H. S. (1990) Flow measurements in a model ramjet secondary combustion chamber Journal of Propulsion and Power, 6 (6). pp. 727-731. ISSN 0748-4658

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Experimental studies were conducted on a typical secondary combustion chamber of a ramjet to understand the influence of various inlet parameters such as primary nozzle configuration, secondary air injection angle, and flow Reynolds numbers on the secondary combustion chamber (SCC) performance. Cold flow studies were made with air as the flow medium for both primary and secondary jets followed by similar studies with hot primary jets. The general flow structure in the SCC obtained from surface oil film technique showed recirculation zones near the head end. The combustor length required for jet mixing was found to be unrelated to recirculation zone length confirmed by selective temperature and total pressure profile measurements. The calculated fFictional loss from the momentum balance consideration was found to be small. That significant improvement in mixing can be achieved by a choice of multiple-hole primary nozzle configuration has been demonstrated.

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