Date: July 1, 1958
Creator: Groesbeck, Donald E. & Peters, Daniel J.
Description: The performance and operational characteristics of two afterburner configurations for the Iroquois turbojet engine were evaluated in an altitude test chamber over a range of afterburner equivalence ratios at afterburner-inlet pressures from 733 to 3186 pounds per square foot absolute. These conditions correspond to an altitude range from 38,700 to 66,800 feet at a flight Mach number of 1.5. The only difference between the two afterburner configurations was in the pattern of afterburner fuel injection. At an afterburner-inlet pressure of approximately 3100 pounds per square foot absolute, corresponding to an altitude of 38,700 feet and a_ flight Mach number of 1.5, the combustion efficiency of both configurations reached peak values of 0.80 to 0.85 at equivalence ratios of 0.35 to 0.40. However, further reduction in the afterburner-inlet pressure severely affected combustion efficiency. For example, at an afterburner inlet pressure level of 700 to 1000 pounds per square foot absolute, the efficiency for both configurations was 0.20 to 0.40.
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