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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

For the first time in Russia successfully tested an environmentally friendly rocket engine

Detonation of liquid-propellant rocket engine was successfully tested by experts representing the Russian Foundation for advanced research, as well as the Novosibirsk Institute of hydrodynamics. M. A. Lavrenteva of the Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow aviation Institute. Reportedly, this is the first successful experiment of this kind.

The engine is in operation. Photos fpi.gov.ru

According to a press release from FPI, the classic liquid-propellant rocket engines on the specific parameters approached its theoretical limit, which explains the need for a new approach to creation of engines of this kind. The idea, realize that experts managed today, was first formulated in the middle of last century, but a long time sufficient attempts to advance in its implementation was not undertaken.

The use of dynamic combustion mode, according to experts, represents the most efficient way of burning fuel from the point of view of thermodynamics. In addition, the engine operating according to this principle, uses environmentally friendly fuel. Until recently, work on the practical implementation of this method was at the stage of computational research and modeling, however, has now passed the stage of fire tests.

Scientists say that a successful test of a full-size demonstrator of a detonation of liquid rocket engine fuel pair oxygen-kerosene is the result that professionals lasted two years, and the results obtained, in their opinion, are of global importance because, as noted by the chief designer of NPO “Energomash” Vladimir Chvanov, “the rocket engine of this kind is the future.” The researchers promise to continue the study.


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