- 日本機械学會論文集. B編 (ISSN:03875016)
- vol.63, no.614, pp.3318-3324, 1997-10-25
Supersonic combustion using a catalytic combustion in a cold supersonic flow field was investigated in a square duct with a backward-facing step. The free stream Mech number was M_m=1.81. Hydrogen was injected transversely behind a backward-facing step into a cold air free stream. Using a catalyst in a cold supersonic turbulent mixing layer, it was found that hydrogen reacted stably to oxygen in the air flow. The relationship between the heat release due to catalytic combustion and supersonic flow properties, which influence the supersonic combustion, was clarified experimentally. The spatial distribution of heat release generated by catalytic combustion in the supersonic turbulent mixing layer is discussed. It was found that the heat release due to the catalytic combustion had a maximum at the outer edge of the mixing layer.