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The Evolution of Energy in Jet and Rocket Propulsion

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 December 1946



THE transformation of energy stored in the fuel into heat energy of exhaust gases was followed in the previous parts. The molecular changes occurring in the working fluid were investigated, as well as the changes of its physical constants due to the high pressures and temperatures. It is known that the combustion of hydrocarbon fuel results for the most part in the formation of CO2 and H2O as combustion products and consequently special attention is given to the behaviour of these gases since they constitute the working fluid of a rocket engine. The general equation of hydrocarbon combustion has the following form:


Bielkowicz, P. (1946), "The Evolution of Energy in Jet and Rocket Propulsion", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 18 No. 12, pp. 419-423.




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