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This invention relates to rocket apparatus and more particularly to a combustion chamber especially designed for use in such apparatus. It is the general object of my invention to provide an improved combustion chamber which is of relatively light weight and great strength, and in which effective provision is made for cooling the walls of the chamber without the use of jackets or cooling vanes. More specifically, I provide a combustion chamber in which a liquid fuel and a liquid oxidizing agent are introduced in a novel manner, so that the walls are effectively protected from overheating and the liquids are very effectively intermingled and consumed. A further object is to provide a construction in which sprays of liquid fuel and a liquid oxidizing agent are directed toward each other along sharply intersecting paths and with no substantial contact with deflecting surfaces which might reduce the velocities of the liquid sprays.
combustion, combustion chambers, rocket combustion chambers, light weight combustion chambers
Aerospace Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Goddard, Robert, "Rotating Combustion Chamber for Rocket Apparatus" (1940). WPI Innovations. 63.