Accession Number : ADA137263

Title :   Kinetic Mechanisms for Premixed, Laminar, Steady State Methane/Air Flames.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Coffee,T P

PDF Url : ADA137263

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A number of kinetic schemes have been used to model premixed, laminar, one-dimensional methane/air flames. Seven such kinetic schemes, including two new models, are compared with one another and with experimental data. The two new models, one with 14 species and one with 20 species, both agree with the experimental data over a range of stoichiometries from lean to rich. All of the models show good agreement for lean to slightly rich flames. This does not validate any of the models, even for this limited range. Rather, it is shown that the quantities measured are fairly insensitive to much of the mechanism. Therefore, models with incorrect kinetics can agree with the experimental data. In particular, the contribution of the C2 species to methane combustion is examined. While these species are important, we conclude that there is insufficient data to determine quantitatively the effects of the C2 chemistry reactions.

Descriptors :   *Reaction kinetics, *Flames, *Laminar flow, *Experimental data, *Stoichiometry, One dimensional flow, Burning rate, Equations of state, Thermodynamics, Heat flux, Temperature, Methane, Oxygen, Sensitivity

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE