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I have read about ramjet engines and am currently designing one for use on a "round-the-world rocket." A ramjet is the best engine I have though of. They are fast, simple, use normal fuels, air-breathing, and can be small but effective. I have read about ramjets having a "flame holder" but haven't found anything as to what exactly it is supposed to do. This is the last step in my design. Obviously I can't design one if I have no idea what it is meant to do. So the question is, "what exactly is the flame holder supposed to do?" I have read some places where all it "seems" to do is mix the fuel but their drawing is just a tube with a bunch of holes. If it's meant to mix the air, wouldn't a series of fins cross weaving do better to mix the fuel? If there is anything I'm leaving out, please let me know. Thank you for any help you can provide. -Elliot
Re: What does a flame holder do in a ramjet engine?
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