Accession Number : ADA197300


Title :   Radiative Augmented Combustion


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Jul 1983-31 May 1987


Corporate Author : M L ENERGIA INC PRINCETON NJ


Personal Author(s) : Lavid, Moshe


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a197300.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Many combustion applications are presently limited by constraints such as flammability, flame propagation, ignition and stability imposed by the combustion process itself. Consequently much attention is being given to techniques which can augment combustion by extending these limits. One such promising technique is Radiative Augmented Combustion. It is based on the fact that radiation of selected wavelengths is capable of photodissociating stable molecule, combustion intermediates and other inhibiting species into reactive radicals. Subsequent increases in concentration of these radicals can modify the overall kinetics and produce radiative ignition and combustion enhancements. The potential of this technique was previously demonstrated under static conditions. Radiative ignition, Photochemical ignition, Ignition energy, Combustion enhancement, Flameholding, Ignition delay time, Supersonic combustion, Flame speed, Radicals.


Descriptors :   *FLAMMABILITY , *COMBUSTION , STABILITY , OPTIMIZATION , PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS , MOLECULES , ENERGY , AUGMENTATION , IGNITION , FLAMES , SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION , FLAME PROPAGATION , STATICS , CHEMICAL RADICALS , IGNITION LAG , FLAME HOLDERS , VELOCITY , RADIATION


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE