Accession Number : AD0620293

Title :   QUASILINEARIZATION AND THE ESTIMATION OF CHEMICAL RATE CONSTANTS FROM RAW KINETIC DATA,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bellman,R. ; Jacquez,J. ; Kalaba,R. ; Schwimmer,S.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A technique for estimating chemical rate constants from raw kinetic data is suggested. Such problems are viewed as nonlinear multi-point boundary value problems for systems of nonlinear ordinary differential equations, for which the quasilinearization procedure offers an effective means of numerical solution. The method is illustrated using kinetic data, obtained by Bodenstein and Lindner, on some gas phase reactions of nitrogen and oxygen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REACTION KINETICS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS), (*BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, REACTION KINETICS), NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, GASES, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE