Accession Number:

ADA532913

Title:

Plasma-Assisted Combustion Studies at AFRL

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-11-04

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Areas where plasmas and E-fields can have an influence Enhance reaction rate flamespeed Important for high-speed combustors other combustors too Ignition, from cold state especially with liquid fuel Steady operation, through flamespeed enhancement and flameholding Potentially important for lean, gas-turbine powerplant operation Might one also mitigateinfluence acoustic fluctuations Potential for uniform performance with nonuniform fuel source Enhance fuel-air mixing penetration Potential alternative to intrusive mechanisms strutspylons Potential for dynamic control of penetrationmixing Potential for creating recirculation region for flameholding Boundary-layer surface interactions Trip boundary layer hold shock.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE