Accession Number : ADA473196


Title :   Plasma Assisted Combustion


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 May 2003-20 Mar 2007


Corporate Author : RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES MOSCOW INST OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Starikovskii, Andrei Y


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a473196.pdf


Report Date : 28 Feb 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 372


Abstract : This report results from a contract tasking Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as follows: The contractor will investigate the use of high voltage, nano-second plasma discharges to ignite and efficiently combust fuel/air mixtures in high speed flows. This strongly nonequilibrium low-temperature plasma has a high mean energy of electrons and will provide a source of reactive atoms, radicals, and excited molecules which has been shown to enhance ignition and combustion. The short duration of the pulses results in relatively low power requirements for generating the discharge. The goal is to demonstrate and understand the physics of energy exchange, ignition and combustion . Also, the use of this type of plasma for aerodynamic flow control will be investigated. Finally, applicability to use this type of discharge to directly initiate a detonation wave will be investigated.


Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , *ELECTRIC FIELDS , *CHEMISTRY , *IGNITION , *COMBUSTION , USSR , REPORTS , FUELS , DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES , BARRIERS , DETONATION WAVES , HIGH VOLTAGE , AERODYNAMICS , NONEQUILIBRIUM FLOW , FLOW , PULSES , ELECTRONS , ATOMS , HIGH ENERGY , ENERGY TRANSFER , REACTIVITIES , LOW TEMPERATURE


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE