Accession Number : ADA097442


Title :   Radiation/Catalytic Augmented Combustion.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jun 79-31 May 80,


Corporate Author : EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO LINDEN NJ CORPORATE RESEARCH-TECHNOLOGY FEASIBILITY CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Lavid,Moshe


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA097442


Report Date : Sep 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : This research encompasses two promising techniques for extending aircraft operational range. They are radiative and catalytic augmentation techniques to enhance combustion initiation and reaction kinetics which restrict combustor operation via limits on flammability, flame propagation, ignition and stability. Both techniques have demonstrated the capability to enhance combustion processes and to broaden normally encountered stability limits. The radiative technique under laboratory static conditions has successfully ignited fuel-air mixtures, and has enhanced combustion processes, utilizing pulsed and continuous VUV light sources. Similarly, the catalytic technique has provided efficient combustion under normally difficult fuel lean, low temperature, conditions. A complementary effort involves the development of analytical capability required for modeling the radiative and catalytic techniques. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RADIATION , *AIRCRAFT , *AUGMENTATION , *COMBUSTION , LOW TEMPERATURE , REACTION KINETICS , PROCESSING , COMBUSTORS , LIGHT SOURCES , PULSES , CATALYSTS , VACUUM ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION , FLAME PROPAGATION , FLAMMABILITY


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE