Accession Number : AD0681605

Title :   THERMAL IONIZATION IN A FLAME AND INTENSIFICATION OF BURNING BY A FORCE FIELD,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Glinkov,M. A. ; Stepanov,E. M.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The object of the experiment was to investigate thermal ionization in a flame and to determine whether burning was intensified by the application of a force field. Natural gas is the fuel used. The stages of burning are given: primary surge; ionization; and branching chain reactions of burning. Knowing this, it can be concluded that equilibrium burning requires ionized fuel molecules or free radicals, the primary surge can be any energy form, and fuel molecules should be activated as much as possible in preparation for burning. Thermal ionization was studied at three gas-flow rates with and without premixing of gas and air. The influence of a force field or intensity of burning was studied in experiments on the heating of blanks and a lead bath. Maximum ionization is in the immediate vicinity of maximum temperature. Maximum ionization precedes maximum temperature. Relationships are given between maximum ionization and fuel flow rate. The force field intensifies burning throughout the flame. Experiments on heating confirms conclusions drawn from experiments on thermal ionization. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUELS, IONIZATION), HYDROCARBONS, COMBUSTION, GAS FLOW, BURNING RATE, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, USSR

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE