The objectives of this experimental program are two fold; first, to investigate, understand, and document the effects of heat release on the characteristics of a dump combustor flowfield; secondly, to provide a benchmark set of experimental data to aid the development of time averaged CFD codes. A limited number of velocity profiles are reported in this manuscript to illustrate the effects of combustion and heat release, at an equivalence ratio of 0.65, on dump combustor flows. High-speed photography and spectral analysis complemented velocity measurements and served to examine and characterize combustion instability limits. Results indicate that combustion altered the dump combustor flowfield and significantly reduced the length of the corner recirculation region.

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