Fundamental Mechanisms, Predictive Modeling, and Novel Aerospace Applications of Plasma Assisted Combustion: Laminar Flow Reactor and Nanoparticle Studies at Low to Intermediate Temperatures. Program Overview
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
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MAIN TASKS 1. Reaction Kinetics studies with spatially controlled Plasma Discharges 2. Effect of nanoparticle coupling with plasma enhanced combustion in flow reactors and flames. OBJECTIVES Development and validation of detailed low-temperature plasma fuel oxidation and ignition mechanisms, including surrogate fuels Development of reduced plasma chemical fuel oxidation, ignition, and flameholding mechanisms which can readily be incorporated into predictive multi-dimensional reacting flow codes Identification of specific processes critical to the enhancement of basic combustion phenomena by nonequilibrium plasmas, in particular processes involving radical andor excited metastable species.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics