Accession Number:

ADA413495

Title:

The Chemistry Controlling Ignition of Hydrocarbons and Their Mixtures at High Pressure

Descriptive Note:

Final progress rept. 1 May 1998-30 Apr 2002

Corporate Author:

DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A research program to study the oxidation and ignition chemistry of single and multiple component hydrocarbon fuels at high pressures has been conducted at Drexel University. The current program was initiated in May 1998 through a grant from the Army Research Office Grant No. DAAG55-98-1-0286, Project No. 37699-EG and was completed in April 2002. The program was augmented by efforts under an associated AASERT award Grant No. DAAG55-97-1-0196 Project No. 36910-EG-AAS. The purpose of this project was to investigate the complex interactions between individual components of 2, 3, and 4 component mixtures and full boiling range fuels by developing kinetic and mechanistic information in the low and intermediate temperature ranges 600 1000 K and at elevated pressures up to 20 atm. In addition, simplified blends were developed to mimic the behavior of gasoline and JP-8 distillate fuels in the low and intermediate temperature regime.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE