Volume 11, 2019Progress in Propulsion Physics – Volume 11
|Page(s)||467 - 480|
|Published online||08 February 2019|
LOx/ethanol gas generator: investigation and development
Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço (IAE) 50 Praça Marechal-do-Ar Eduardo Gomes, São José dos Campos/SP, Brazil
This paper presents preliminary experimental results of a gas generator (GG) developed for research to determine the burning characteristics in mixture ratios below the stoichiometric and the validation of the chemical equilibrium software, as well as performance calculations, with own developed software used specifically in the design of this model of GG. For this work, tests were carried out at pressures below nominal operation point for an initial investigation of combustion behavior in low mixture ratio. The results show the possibility to a new analysis method which leads to development of numerical tools to investigate its behavior.
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