Accession Number : ADA181504

Title :   Boron Assisted Hydrocarbon Combustion Model and Sensitivity Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AERODYNE RESEARCH INC BILLERICA MA

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Robert C ; Kolb,C E ; Yetter,R A ; Dryer,F L ; Rabitz,H R

PDF Url : ADA181504

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Solid boron has long been recognized as a potential high volumetric density propellant for volume limited air breathing propulsion systems. However, achieving this potential has proved difficult due to low combustion and heat release efficiencies encountered when solid boron slurries are added to conventionally designed combustors. The combustion of solid boron particles with an oxygen based oxidizer has long been known to be a complex process involving both heterogeneous (gas/solid) and homogeneous (gas/gas) chemical kinetics. The difficulties in achieving the anticipated potential of boron assisted propellants in practical applications has created a need for improved understanding of the basic chemical and physical processes in these systems.

Descriptors :   *BORON, *PROPELLANTS, *COMBUSTION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, COMBUSTORS, GASES, SOLIDS, SLURRIES, REACTION KINETICS, EFFICIENCY, HEAT, RELEASE, OXIDIZERS, OXYGEN, PARTICLES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, FUELS, BURNING RATE, MODELS, VAPORIZATION, THERMOCHEMISTRY, PREDICTIONS, KINETICS

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE