Accession Number:

ADP012131

Title:

Development and Optimization of a Comprehensive Kinetic Model of Hydrocarbon Fuel Combustion

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The objective of the present research program is to develop a comprehensive, predictive, and detailed kinetic model of hydrocarbon combustion for aeropropulsion simulations. During the reporting period progress has been made in the following projects 1 a comparative study of the influence of reaction rate constant and binary diffusion coefficient on laminar flame speed predictions and close coupled scattering calculations for the binary diffusion coefficients of H-He and H-Ar, 2 a study on the mechanisms for the initiation of radical chain reactions during homogeneous oxidation of unsaturated hydrocarbons, and 3 development of a comprehensive mechanism for C1-C4 fuel combustion. These three projects represent the two key ingredients that are necessary to the success of the overall research program. These are, 1 the formulation of physico-chemical properties that are relevant to kinetic model development and validation, and 2 further development of a unified and optimized kinetic model for higher hydrocarbon combustion.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE