Accession Number : ADA017542

Title :   Weak Burning of a Liquid Fuel Drop.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y DEPT OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Buckmaster,John D.

Report Date : NOV 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The burning of a spherical fuel drop immersed in an oxidizer is considered in the neighborhood of the frozen limit. When the vaporization rate differs from the frozen value of 0(theta(-1)), where theta is a measure of the large activation energy, a near frozen description is obtained which includes the ignition point. This uncovers a simple criterion for distinguishing those situations for which autoignition must occur, from those for which the burning rate varies smoothly with pressure.

Descriptors :   *Fuels, *Combustion, *Vaporization, *Oxidizers, *Autoignition, Drops, Temperature, Heat of combustion, Equilibrium(General), Burning rate, Perturbations, Irreversible processes, Pressure

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE