Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds
Final rept. 1 Oct 1979-30 Sep 1980
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BARTLESVILLE OK BARTLESVILLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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This research program consists 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 is 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 are synthesized, and their thermodynamic properties are evaluated. In cooperation with researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, ramjet fuels currently in use are subjected to careful thermodynamic evaluation by measurements of heat capacity, enthalpy of combustion and vapor pressure. Keywords Ramjet fuels Ring compounds Combustion Enthalpy Hydrocarbons High energy fuels.
- Physical Chemistry
- Combustion and Ignition