Combustion characteristic using O2-pilot strut in a liquid-kerosene-fueled strut-based dual-mode scramjet

A set of exploratory experiments are conducted to test a newly designed strut for fuel injection and flame holding in a liquid-kerosene-fueled dual-mode scramjet combustor. The thickness of the strut is 8 mm and the front blockage is about 8%. To organize stable combustion in a Mach number equal to 2.6 air flow under this thin strut using room-temperature liquid kerosene in a flash wall combustor without any cavity and other flame holders, some oxygen is injected through a set of orifices at the back of the strut, based on which a stable center local flame is generated at the back of the strut and the main flow combustion can be organized around this local flame. Experimental results show that stable combustion can be achieved at the center of the combustor with a wide range of equivalence ratio from 0.19 to 1 based on this center flame strut strategy. Through the analysis of the pressure distribution along the combustor, different combustor modes appear with different equivalence ratio. The article also gives some discussions about different influence of the oxygen to the combustion process under different equivalence ratio.

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  • Accession Number: 01498910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 9:17AM