Fundamental Mechanisms, Predictive Modeling, and Novel Aerospace Applications of Plasma Assisted Combustion. Program Overview
OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND CHEMISTRY
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PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE Develop experimentally validated kinetic mechanisms and modeling codes capable of predicting the impact of nonequilibrium plasmas on reactive processes, particularly on ignition,chemical energy release, and flameholding in combustors of flight vehicle engines. PRIMARY DELIVERABLES Extensive new experimental data sets of non-equilibrium plasma chemical energy conversion kinetics over a wide range of initial temperatures and pressures, in a variety of complementary new test facilities, specifically designed and fabricated for this program. Detailed non-equilibrium plasma chemical energy conversion kinetic mechanisms, validated over a wide range of conditions, using data from multiple facilities. Extensive experimental data sets on ignition delay, flameholding and laminar flame speed augmentation by nonequilibrium discharges, including nsec pulsed, DCRF, and microwave. High fidelity multi-dimensional plasma combustion modeling codes, validated in a series of model flows, with emphasis on the high subsonic to supersonic flow regimes.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Combustion and Ignition