Thermodynamic equilibrium calculations for combustion jets
"This paper describes methods for calculating the ideal performance of super-sonic combustion jets such as may be used for rocket engines, jet engines, and combustion gas turbines. Methods are provided for calculating the exceptionally high values of thrust and power that can be developed by this type of combustion jet. The principle of thermodynamic equilibrium is employed to predict the changes of chemical composition taking place in the burning jet mixture. A complete numerical calculation is given for a high pressure rocket jet using a simple fuel mixture of hydrogen and oxygen."--Page 1.