Performance of an experimental annular turbojet combustor with methane and propane

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Combustion efficiencies obtained with gaseous methane were compared with reported data obtained with gaseous propane for the same experimental combustor configuration. The combustion efficiencies obtained with methane were 98, 91, and 77 percent at simulated flight altitudes of 56,000, 70,000 and 80,000 feet, corresponding to combustor inlet-air pressures from 15 to 5 inches of mercury absolute. Combustion efficiencies with propane were equivalent to those with methane up to a simulated altitude of 70,000 feet. At the most severe conditions investigated propane operated with a higher efficiency and over a wider range of fuel-air ratio than methane.

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Norgren, Carl T. January 16, 1957.

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  • Main Title: Performance of an experimental annular turbojet combustor with methane and propane
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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Combustion efficiencies obtained with gaseous methane were compared with reported data obtained with gaseous propane for the same experimental combustor configuration. The combustion efficiencies obtained with methane were 98, 91, and 77 percent at simulated flight altitudes of 56,000, 70,000 and 80,000 feet, corresponding to combustor inlet-air pressures from 15 to 5 inches of mercury absolute. Combustion efficiencies with propane were equivalent to those with methane up to a simulated altitude of 70,000 feet. At the most severe conditions investigated propane operated with a higher efficiency and over a wider range of fuel-air ratio than methane.

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27 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R18831
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930089541 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-E56J22
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930089541
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc63034

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Norgren, Carl T. Performance of an experimental annular turbojet combustor with methane and propane, report, January 16, 1957; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc63034/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.