Patent application submitted by Esther C. Goddard
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The Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation (assigned one half)
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This application is a division of original application serial No. 433,963, filed by Robert H. Goddard March 9, 1942 and issued April 2, 1946 as Patent No. 2,397,658. This divisional application relates more particularly to the mounting of the combustion chamber for longitudinal reaction and to the variation of the fuel feed in response to such axial movement.
This invention relates to a combustion chamber in which mixed oxidizing and combustible gases or vapors may be continuously burned. While capable of general application, this improved combustion chamber is particularly designed and adapted for use in the propulsion of rockets or rocket craft.
An important object of this invention is to provide improved regulation of the fuel feed in a combustion chamber. In the preferred form, fuel feed is maintained in a definite relation to the axial displacement of the combustion chamber in its supporting structure, which displacement is related to changes in axial thrust produced by the combustion gases in said chamber.
combustion chambers, fuel control apparatus, rockets, combustion chambers for rockets, fuel feed in combustion chambers
Heat Transfer, Combustion | Propulsion and Power | Space Vehicles
Goddard, Robert, "Fuel Controlling Apparatus for Longitudinally Movable Combustion Chambers" (1950). WPI Innovations. 75.