Accession Number:

ADA017542

Title:

Weak Burning of a Liquid Fuel Drop.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y DEPT OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The burning of a spherical fuel drop immersed in an oxidizer is considered in the neighborhood of the frozen limit. When the vaporization rate differs from the frozen value of 0theta-1, where theta is a measure of the large activation energy, a near frozen description is obtained which includes the ignition point. This uncovers a simple criterion for distinguishing those situations for which autoignition must occur, from those for which the burning rate varies smoothly with pressure.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE