Quantifying the Characteristic Length of a Combustor for an Ionic Liquid Monopropellant Thruster

Kimberly Marie Hogge, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Ionic liquid monopropellants are currently being researched as a promising alternative to hydrazine in propulsion systems. This report presents a flame study that delineates the flame length of the expected decomposition products from an ionic liquid monopropellant. Through these studies, the characteristic length of a combustion chamber will be defined through calculations and empirical correlations. There is limited information on designing a propulsion system for an ionic liquid monopropellant. Therefore, defining the magnitude for an effective characteristic length serves as beneficial in designing a propulsion system for an ionic liquid monopropellant thruster.^

Subject Area

Aerospace engineering|Energy

Recommended Citation

Hogge, Kimberly Marie, "Quantifying the Characteristic Length of a Combustor for an Ionic Liquid Monopropellant Thruster" (2017). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10283922.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10283922

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