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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE