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Methods for calculating thrust augmentation and liquid consumption for various turbojet-afterburner fuels

Description: "Methods are presented for calculating net thrust using air specific-impulse data for various fuels. Nomographic solutions are given to adapt the methods to turbojet-afterburner calculations. These nomographs can be used to compute net thrusts obtained by expanding exhaust gases to either a Mach number of 1.0 or the ambient static pressure at the nozzle exit. Thermodynamic data for several fuels are also presented" (p. 1).
Date: October 10, 1956
Creator: Morris, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses for turbojet thrust augmentation with fuel-rich afterburning of hydrogen, diborane, and hydrazine

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents net thrusts computed for hydrogen, diborance, and hydrazine with fuel-air ratios form stoichiometric values to 0.5. Net thrusts for fuel-rich afterburning are compared with those for stoichiometric combustion of the turbojet fuel and air augmented with a 220-second specific-impulse rocket."
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Morris, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Analytic Study of Turbojet Engine Thrust Augmentation With Liquid Hydrogen, Pentaborane, Magnesium Slurry, and JP-4 Afterburner Fuels and a 220-Second Impulse Rocket

Description: Memorandum presenting a computation and comparison of the thrust augmentation and accompanying total fuel flow for four afterburner fuels and a rocket. Four turbojet engines burning JP-4 primary fuel and several operating conditions were selected for the analyses.
Date: August 15, 1956
Creator: Morris, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary analysis of hydrogen-rich hypersonic ramjet operation

Description: Report discussing findings on net thrust, fuel flow, and related performance indices for hydrogen-rich operation of nacelle-type and submerged ramjet engines at various Mach numbers. Testing concluded that the system could be helpful in a flight path involving acceleration from low to high flight speeds. Some trends of the effect of the operation conditions are noted, but no conclusions are drawn because of the preliminary nature of the report.
Date: January 14, 1958
Creator: Breitwieser, Roland & Morris, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blow-Out Velocities of Solutions of Hydrocarbons and Boron Hydride - Hydrocarbon Reaction Products in a 1 7/8-Inch-Diameter Combustor

Description: Combustion blow-out velocities were determined for JP-4 solutions containing: (1) 10 % ethylene - decaborane reaction product, (2) 10% and 20% acetylene - diborane reaction product, and (3) 5.5%, 15.7%, and 30.7% methylacetylene - diborane reaction product. These were compared with blow-out velocities for JP-4, propylene oxide, and neohexane and previously reported data for JP-4 solutions of pentaborane. For those reaction products investigated, the blow-out velocities at a fixed equivalence ratio were higher for those materials containing higher boron concentrations; that is, blow-out velocity increased in the following order: (1) methylacetylene - diborane, (2) acetylene - diborane, and (3) ethylene - decaborane reaction products.
Date: October 24, 1957
Creator: Morris, James F. & Lord, Albert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of conditions for spontaneous ignition and combustion efficiency of pentaborane in a small-scale combustor

Description: Report presenting an investigation using a small-scale ramjet combustor to determine the conditions for spontaneous ignition of pentaborane, amyl nitrate, propylene oxide, and JP-4 fuel. For the range of conditions investigated, the threshold of spontaneous ignition of pentaborane is primarily governed by temperature and is also influenced by burner length and configuration. Combustion efficiency was found to increase in burner length and blocked area of the flame holder.
Date: April 30, 1957
Creator: Lord, Albert M. & Morris, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department