Combustion Instabilities in Liquid Rocket Engines [Mark L. Dranovsky, 2007] (hard cover)
"This is the first book in the literature to cover the development and testing practices for liquid rocket engines in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Combustion instability represents one of the most challenging problems in the development of propulsion engines. A famous example is the F-1 engines for the first stage of the Saturn V launch vehicles in the Apollo project. More than 2000 full engine tests and a vast number of design modifications were conducted to cure the instability problem.
This book contains first-hand information about the testing and development practices for treating liquid rocket combustion-instability problems in Russia and the former Soviet Union. It covers more than 50 years of research, with an emphasis placed on the advances made since 1970.
The book was prepared by a former R&D director of the Research Institute of Chemical Engineering, NIICHIMMASH, the largest liquid rocket testing center in the world, and has been carefully edited by three well-known experts in the field."
Table of Contents
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Terms and Definitions
Chapter 3. Mechanisms of Transition from Noise to High-Frequency Oscillations or to Noise at a New Level
Chapter 4. Uncertainty in Conversion of Propellant to Combustion Products
Chapter 5. Studies of Operating Process Stability at Various Stages of Combustor Development
Chapter 6. Quantitative Characteristics for Estimating Stability of LRE Combustion Chambers and Gas Generators
Chapter 7. Acoustic Study of Combustion Chamber Stability Characteristics
Chapter 8. Determination of Stability of Oscillations from Natural Disturbances
Chapter 9. Evaluation of LRE Process Stability by use of Artificial Pressure Disturbances
Chapter 10. Model Firing Tests for Selection of Injector Head Elements
Chapter 11. Estimation of Operating Process Stability from Pressure Oscillation Decrements
Chapter 12. Test Results for Pulsing Liquid-Liquid Chambers
Chapter 13. Stability of Gas-Liquid Combustion Chambers
Chapter 14. Gas-Liquid Combustion-Chamber Tests for Stability to Hard Excitation
Chapter 15. Injector Head for RD-170 Engine Combustion Chamber
Chapter 16. Stability Characteristics of Engines with Adjustable Injectors
Chapter 17. Control of Stability in Production of Proton Engine