Accession Number : AD0658004

Title :   A GENERAL FORMULATION AND SOLUTION OF CHEMICAL RATE EQUATIONS FOR USE IN NON-EQUILIBRIUM COMBUSTION STUDIES,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY THERMAL SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Purgalis,Peteris ; Sawyer,Robert F.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : As part of a study of non-equilibrium combustion related to rocket propulsion, a general formulation and solution of chemical rate equations was developed. Product composition change with time for arbitrarily selected homogeneous gas-phase chemical reactions is calculated. A particular reaction mechanism can be constructed through the selection of elementary reactions. A computer program was developed which translates these elementary reactions into the required reaction rate equations. The solution of these equations for the isothermal case also is described. Additionally, a systematic procedure for the collection, sorting, and use of reaction rate data is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMBUSTION, REACTION KINETICS), (*REACTION KINETICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), ROCKET PROPELLANTS, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, NOZZLE GAS FLOW

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Crystallography
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE