Combustion Kinetics of Selected Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
Interim rept. 1 Jun 77-31 May 78,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH
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The primary objective of the research program is to develop an understanding of the high temperature pyrolysis, oxidation and carbon formation processes in selected aromatic-hydrocarbonair-combustion systems. The results of this study can be subsequently utilized to optimize the use of high-aromatic-content synthetic jet-fuels in both present and future jet combustors. Specific objectives of the research are to study the kinetics of aromatic hydrocarbon pyrolysis in temperature and ranges of interest study the ignition and oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbon-air systems measure the critical fuel-oxidizer equivalence ratio for incipient soot formation in aromatic hydrocarbon-air mixtures and develop quasi-global andor detailed oxidation mechanisms for these aromatic hydro-carbons based on experimental data and computer modeling of the reaction systems. Author
- Organic Chemistry
- Combustion and Ignition