Accession Number:

ADA445804

Title:

The Study of Possibility of the Ignition of a Combustible Gas Mix by the Undercritical MW Streamer Gas Discharge

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Aug 2002-31 Jul 2005

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY FIRM MOSCOW RADIO-TECHNICAL INST (RUSSIA)

Report Date:

2005-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking Federal State Unitary Firm Moscow Radio-Technical Institute Ras Fsuf Mrti Ras as follows The physics of the initiated undercritical streamer microwave discharge can be used for creation of the principally new system of ignition of the fuel mixture. It represents the system of the spark filaments-that is streamers, that uniformly fill the volume of a microwave radiation beam. The velocity of the discharge front propagation becomes more than 1 kms. The temperature inside the streamer channels reaches several thousands of kelvin. These properties of the streamer discharge guarantee quick ignition of the fuel-mixture over the whole cross-section of the discharge even at high flow velocities. Experimental and theoretical investigations will be carried out in the frame of the project and will allow acquisition of data about parameters of microwave radiation needed for ignition of the model fuel mix by example of butane-propane mixture and data about application of microwave discharge for mixing of fuel and air at speedy flow and catalysis of the combustion. Demonstration of the ignition of the butane-propane mixture in a speedy flow will be made,

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE