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This invention relates to rocket apparatus of the type in which flight is sustained by continuous combustion of suitable liquids, such as gasoline and liquid oxygen. In this application, wherever reference is made to oxygen, it is to be understood that the oxygen is in a liquid state unless otherwise specified, and the term gasoline is to be understood as including other liquid fuels having similar characteristics. It is the general object of my present invention to provide improved means for continuously feeding gasoline or other liquid fuel and oxygen under high pressures to a combustion chamber. A further object is to provide improved means for developing power to produce such high pressures and to return condensed products for further use. I also provide improved and novel means for maintaining substantially uniform pressure in the oxygen and liquid fuel containers as the liquids therein are gradually withdrawn. Further features of my invention relate to automatic control of pressures in my improved feeding mechanism, to provision for automatic closing of certain valves on exhaustion of the liquids in said containers, and to certain safety devices to be described
combustion liquids, rocket apparatus, continuous combustion of liquids, rockets and liquid fuel
Aerospace Engineering | Heat Transfer, Combustion | Propulsion and Power
Goddard, Robert, "Mechanism for Feeding Combustion Liquids to Rocket Apparatus" (1946). WPI Patents Collection. 72.