Accession Number : ADA017786

Title :   Ignition and Propagation Rates for Flames in a Fuel Mist.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 72-Jan 75,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J DEPT OF MECHANICAL INDUSTRIAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Polymeropoulos,C. E.

Report Date : APR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : A mathematical model was developed, which is capable of predicting the burning velocity in polydisperse air-fuel sprays given the initial conditions of the liquid and gas phases. The analytical predictions were tested against previous experimental data, and the agreement was satisfactory. The burning velocity in polydisperse kerosene-air sprays was measured at constant air-fuel ratio, and for various degrees of atomization of the spray in order to further check the predictions of the mathematical model. The results were also in good agreement with the analytical predictions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aviation fuels, *Sprays, *Burning rate, *Flame propagation, *Mathematical models, Ignition, Crashes, Aircraft fires, Aviation accidents, Air, Mist, Experimental data, Atomization, Ratios, Drops, Aviation safety

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE