Accession Number:

AD0683124

Title:

THEORY OF FLAME STABILITY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

An analysis was made of the stability of normal combustion of a premixed gas with respect to small hydrodynamic perturbations. Based on the linearized Navier-Stokes equation and a relationship derived previously by the author for the interaction of the flame zone of finite thickness and the hydrodynamic perturbation, equations were derived which indicate that viscosity has a stabilizing effect on normal combustion. This finding is in contrast to Einbinders theoretical result which predicted a destabilizing effect of viscosity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE