Accession Number : AD0707879

Title :   PHOTOCHEMICAL IGNITION OF GASEOUS FUEL-OXIDIZER MIXTURES AT SUBATMOSPHERIC PRESSURES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Mar 67-28 Feb 70,

Corporate Author : VITRO LABS SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Cerkanowicz,A. E. ; Levy,M. E. ; McAlevy,R. F. , III

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Experimental and analytical results are presented on the radiative initiation of sustained combustion in unsensitized, methane-oxygen-nitrogen and hydrogen-oxygen-nitrogen mixtures at room and slightly elevated temperatures and at fuel-oxygen partial pressures from 25 to 600 torr. Minimum irradiance required to photochemically initiate combustion, photochemical ignition delay time and reaction front propagation velocity were measured for the range of conditions stated above and for various wavelength ranges in the 1000-2000 A region. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IGNITION, *PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS), GASES, METHANE, HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, DISSOCIATION, IGNITION LAG

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE