publication . Doctoral thesis . 1992

Atomization of JP-10/B4C gelled slurry fuel

Guglielmi, John David;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 1992
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
The atomization of a gelled boron slurry fuel using two commercially available airblast atomizers was studied at atmospheric pressure in non-reacting flow. The atomization of water was also characterized for comparison. Each atomizer was operated at two different liquid mass flow rates and several air/ fuel ratios. Drop size distribution was measured using a Malvern 2600 HSD Laser Diffraction Particle Sizer, Drop sizes acceptable for use in ramjet combustors could be obtained for the gelled slurry fuel from both atomizers. However, this required air/fuel ratios too high for practical applications. It appears that secondary atomization methods or different types ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atomization, Boron Slurry, Gelled Fuel, Characterization, Slurry Fuel
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