Accession Number:

AD0741582

Title:

A Study of Detonation Propagation in Non-Stoichiometric Hydrogen-Oxygen- Diluent Mixtures

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

An experimental investigation of the initiation and propagation of shock induced detonation waves in non-stoichiometric hydrogen-oxygen-diluent was conducted. Equivalence ratios of o.50, 0.75, 1.25, and 1.50 were used with 0, 50 per cent, and 90 percent diluent. Diluents utilized consisted of either argon or helium. The data appeared to verify the finite reaction zone theories of Brinkley and Richardson as well as to give some information concerning critical Mach numbers and detonation onset distances.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE