Accession Number : ADA112597

Title :   The Combustion of Alternate Fuel Systems Shock Tube Studies of the Decomposition of Organic Molecules.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GEO-CENTERS INC NEWTON UPPER FALLS MA

PDF Url : ADA112597

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This report summarizes a series of shock tube experiments. During this time period, a CO laser was calibrated for the purpose of monitoring CO formation rates during the decomposition of several organic molecules. The compounds investigated were formic acid (HCOOH), formaldehyde (HCHO), ketene (CH2CO), and cyclobutanone (C4H6O). The decomposition data are under analysis.

Descriptors :   *Carbon monoxide lasers, *Combustion, *Shock tubes, *Fuel systems, Test methods, Decomposition, Pyrolysis, Organic compounds, Molecules, Monitoring, Rates, Time intervals, Formaldehyde, Calibration, Ketenes, Formic acid, Reaction kinetics

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE