Accession Number : ADA017544

Title :   Strong 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 : JAN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The combustion of a liquid fuel drop is considered in the neighborhood of the classical large Damkohler Number (or Burke-Schumann) limit, when the activation energy theta is also very large. By permitting M, the fuel vaporization rate, to differ from its equilibrium value by 0(1/theta), the entire strong-burning branch is described. Analytic criteria are deduced for the solution to be valid, and these permit explicit predictions of when M is a multiple-valued function of the Damkohler Number.

Descriptors :   *Fuels, *Combustion, *Oxidizers, *Autoignition, Vaporization, Drops, Temperature, Burning rate, Heat of combustion, Chemical equilibrium, Mathematical prediction, Irreversible processes, Pressure, Flames, Diffusion

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE