Date: January 13, 1947
Creator: Zettle, Eugene V.
Description: A brief investigation has been made of the performance of a single combustor of the TG-180 turboJet engine to determine (a) the altitude operational limits of the engine for two fuels (AN-F-32 and AN-F-28), (b) combustion efficiencies at various simulated conditions of altitude and engine speeds, (c) combustion-outlet temperature distribution for several altitudes at constant engine speed, and (d) the combustor total pressure drop The limits with AN-83-F-32 fuel were found to be approximately 60,000 feet for an engine speed of 6000 rpm and approximately 38,000 feet for an engine speed of 1000 rpm. The results indicated that the altitude operational limits with AN-F-32 fuel are higher over the largest part of the engine-speed range than with AN-F-28 fuel, A combination efficiency of 22 percent was obtained at rated engine speed (7600 rpm) and an altitude of 20,000 feet with AN-F-32 fuel. A change in altitude from 20,000 tm 60,000 feet showed a 20-percent decrease in combustion efficiency while the engine was operating at 760G rpm whereas, at an engine speed of 4000 rpm a change of altitude from 10,000 to 40,000 feet showed a 52-percent decrease in combustion efficiency .
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