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Study of Jet-Propulsion System Comprising Blower, Burner, and Nozzle

Description: A study was made of the performance of a jet-propulsion system composed of an engine-driven blower, a combustion chamber, and a discharge nozzle. A simplified analysis is made of this system for the purpose of showing in concise form the effect of the important design variables and operating conditions on jet thrust, thrust horsepower, and fuel consumption. Curves are presented that permit a rapid evaluation of the performance of this system for a range of operating conditions. The performance for an illustrative case of a power plant of the type under consideration id discussed in detail. It is shown that for a given airplane velocity the jet thrust horsepower depends mainly on the blower power and the amount of fuel burned in the jet; the higher the thrust horsepower is for a given blower power, the higher the fuel consumption per thrust horsepower. Within limits the amount of air pumped has only a secondary effect on the thrust horsepower and efficiency. A lower limit on air flow for a given fuel flow occurs where the combustion-chamber temperature becomes excessive on the basis of the strength of the structure. As the air-flow rate is increased, an upper limit is reached where, for a given blower power, fuel-flow rate, and combustion-chamber size, further increase in air flow causes a decrease in power and efficiency. This decrease in power is caused by excessive velocity through the combustion chamber, attended by an excessive pressure drop caused by momentum changes occurring during combustion.
Date: May 1, 1944
Creator: Hall, Eldon W
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theoretical Comparison of Several Methods of Thrust Augmentation for Turbojet Engines

Description: A theoretical investigation has been made of various methods of thrust augmentation for turbojet engines. The method investigated were tail-pipe burning, water injection at the compressor inlet, a combination of tail-pipe burning and water injection, bleedoff in conjunction with water injection at the compressor inlet, and rocket assist. The effect of ratio of augmented-to-normal total liquid consumption, flight conditions, and design compressor pressure ratio on the augmentation produced by each method were determined. A comparison was also made for a given time of operation of the weight of an augmented engine plus fuel and additional liquids to the weight of a standard engine plus fuel producing the same thrust.
Date: October 27, 1948
Creator: Hall, Eldon W. & Wilcox, E. Clinton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theoretical comparison of several methods of thrust augmentation for turbojet engines

Description: A theoretical investigation of tail-pipe burning, water injection at the compressor inlet, combination tail-pipe burning plus water injection, bleedoff, and rocket-assist methods thrust augmentation for turbojet engines was made for an engine representative of those in current use. The effect of augmented liquid ratio on augmented thrust ratio and the effects of altitude and flight Mach number on the performance of various methods were determined. The additional take-off weight involved by the use of the different thrust augmentation methods, as well as the effect of the various thrust augmentation methods on the range of a representative aircraft was also investigated.
Date: January 1, 1950
Creator: Hall, Eldon W & Wilcox, E Clinton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department