Accession Number:

AD0827064

Title:

THERMAL STABILITY OF A REACTIVE SPHERICAL SHELL

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The conditions required for the spontaneous ignition of a volatile fuel drop suddenly exposed to a hot oxidizing environment have been investigated theoretically using a simplified model of the physical situation. Analysis of the model, a reactive spherical shell with unequal boundary temperatures, defined the conditions consistent with thermal stability of the shell. Two types of reaction rate were used, one with a simple Arrhenius form, and a second explicitly involving radial distance as well as a temperature dependence in Arrhenius form.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE