Fundamental Mechanisms, Predictive Modeling, and Novel Aerospace Applications of Plasma Assisted Combustion
DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA
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Drexel Group Main Tasks. Thrust 1. Experimental studies of nonequilibrium air-fuel plasma kinetics using advanced non-intrusive diagnostics Task 1 Low-to-Moderate temperature, spatial and time-dependent radical species concentration and temperature measurements in nanosecond pulse plasmas in a variety of fuel-air mixtures pressures, and equivalence ratios Task 4 Moderate-to-high temperature PAC oxidation kinetics in Discharge Shock Tube Facility at pressures up to 10 bar Task 5 PAC oxidation and combustion initiation at high pressure, high temperature conditions Thrust 2. Kinetic model development and validation Task 8 Development and validation of a predictive kinetic model of non-equilibrium plasma fuel oxidation and ignition Task 9 Mechanism Reduction and Dynamic Multi-time Scale Modeling of Detailed Plasma- Flame Chemistry Thrust 3. Experimental and modeling studies of fundamental nonequilibrium discharge processes Task 10 Characterization and Modeling of Nsec Pulsed Plasma Discharges Thrust 4. Studies of diffusion and transport of active species in representative two dimensional reacting flow geometries Task 13 Ignition and flame holding in high-speed non-premixed flows Task 14 High Fidelity Modeling of Plasma Assisted Combustion in Complex Flow Environments.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Combustion and Ignition