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Emission Imaging of a Coaxial Single Element GOX/GH2 Rocket Combustion Chamber

Graziano Laera

Emission Imaging of a Coaxial Single Element GOX/GH2 Rocket Combustion Chamber.

Rel. Dario Giuseppe Pastrone. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, 2018

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The present study aims to investigate and analyze the combustion process in a squared single-element combustion chamber using gaseous oxygen/gaseous hydrogen as propellant mixture. Propellants are injected at ambient temperature with a shear coaxial injector. All investigations, in particular flame emission, flame structure and its anchoring, are studied through a non-invasive optical diagnostic method, using an optically accessible combustion chamber operated at 20 and 10 bar pressure level. A digital camera was used to detect the flame anchoring near the oxygen post tip. On the other hand, to characterize the flame front and combustion process at different ROFs, the detection of hydroxyl radicals emission was permormed. Flame emission, based on the chemiluminescence theory, was detected using the iCCD Camera FlameStar 2 equipped with a filter, able to record light emitted from the thermically or chemically excited OH, denoted OH*, when they naturally return to ground state OH. Moreover, the images obtained were corrected through a matlab script able to apply shading correction; the needs and the theory behind the developed code will be presented in order to have a clear vision on the usefulness of this correction.

Relators: Dario Giuseppe Pastrone
Academic year: 2017/18
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 100
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-20 - AEROSPATIAL AND ASTRONAUTIC ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: Università tecnica di Monaco (TUM) (GERMANIA)
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/7765
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