Volume 8, 2016Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||321 - 332|
|Section||Scramjet and pressure-gain combustion|
|Published online||06 July 2016|
Conversion of hydrocarbon fuel in thermal protection reactors of hypersonic aircraft
Hypersonic Systems Research Enterprise of Leninetz HC 212 Moskovski Prosp., St. Peterburg, Russia
2 St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University 29 Polytechnicheskaya Str., St. Petersburg, Russia
Thermal protection of heat-stressed surfaces of a high-speed vehicle flying in dense layers of atmosphere is one of the topical issues. Not of a less importance is also the problem of hydrocarbon fuel combustion in a supersonic air flow. In the concept under development, it is supposed that in the most high-stressed parts of airframe and engine, catalytic thermochemical reactors will be installed, wherein highly endothermic processes of steam conversion of hydrocarbon fuel take place. Simultaneously with heat absorption, hydrogen generation will occur in the reactors. This paper presents the results of a study of conversion of hydrocarbon fuel in a slit reactor.
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