Accession Number:

ADA125022

Title:

Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 81-30 Sep 82

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BARTLESVILLE OK BARTLESVILLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This research program consisted of an integrated and interrelated effort of basic and applied research in chemical thermodynamics and thermochemistry. Knowledge of variation of physical and thermodynamic properties with molecular structure was used to select compounds for study that because of high ring strain or unusual steric effects may have good energy characteristics per unit volume or per unit mass and thus be useful in the synthesis of high energy fuels. These materials were synthesized, and their thermodynamic properties were evaluated. In cooperation with researcher at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, ramjet fuels currently in use were subjected to careful thermodynamic evaluation by measurements of heat capacity, enthalpy of combustion and vapor pressure. During the last year of this effort, seven kerosene-type fuels produced by British Petroleum and seven jet fuels produced from shale oil were studied. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE