Plasma-Assisted Combustion Studies at AFRL
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH PROPULSION DIRECTORATE
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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.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Combustion and Ignition