Analysis of the chemically reacting laminar boundary layer during hybrid combustion

Herman Krier, Harold Kerzner

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The chemically reacting boundary layer over a fuel plate was analyzed to show the effect of thermodynamic coupling at the solid-gas interface. The fuel is assumed to undergo surface pyrolysis with subsequent reaction with the freestream oxidizer at a flame sheet. Computed values of species and temperature profile, flame sheet and boundary-layer thickness, as well as surface blowing rates are presented for a variety of cases of stoichiometry, energy feedback, and pressure gradient. Although similarity approximations were utilized, the analysis compares favorably with results of regression studies during hybrid combustion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1691-1698
Number of pages8
JournalAIAA journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 1973


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  • Aerospace Engineering

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