HAL5 monthly program on "Coaxial Combusting Vortex Rocket Motor" with William (Bill) H. Knuth: Founder/President, KEI Consulting Services. The event will take place on a special date WEDNESDAY, August 5 at 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium.

Coaxial combusting vortex flow fields can be designed to produce discrete zones in combustion chambers. These zones can be designed to separate the steps in confined combustion processes into liquid phase, vapor phase, ignition phase, combustion, and exit phase zones. The benefits of such design capability include combustion chamber operation with cool chamber walls, localized cooling demands, focused and intensified combustion regions for high C* efficiency and resistance to combustion instability. The resulting rocket combustion chambers are inexpensive to manufacture, exhibit extended service life and are light weight. The key design features of such chambers are presented, and typical applications are described, together with a discussion of the combusting vortex flow field itself.


The event is free and open to the public. A social will follow the program.



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