Accession Number : ADA319372

Title :   Advanced Laser Diagnostics Development and Application.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 90-31 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Grosjean, D. F.

PDF Url : ADA319372

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 889

Abstract : Experimental and numerical investigations on gas-turbine combustion processes and jet-fuel thermal stability were undertaken. Advanced laser-based diagnostic techniques were developed and applied to the experimental study of combustion processes (jet diffusion flames and research combustors) and jet-fuel thermal-stability processes (autoxidation, global chemistry, and fuel-additive effects). In addition, numerical computational fluid dynamics with chemistry (CFDC) models detailing both the fluid dynamics and chemistry were developed to simulate realistic environments. The development, calibration, and evaluation of the numerical models employing fundamental combustion and fuel experiments was the ultimate goal of this research program.

Descriptors :   *LASER APPLICATIONS, *FUEL ADDITIVES, *JET FLAMES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE, RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, THERMAL STABILITY, VORTICES, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, FLOW VISUALIZATION, COMBUSTORS, GAS TURBINES, FLOW FIELDS, THERMAL DIFFUSION, OXIDATION, HYDRODYNAMIC CODES, FUEL AIR RATIO, FUEL SPRAYS, FLAME PROPAGATION, COMBUSTION STABILITY, JET ENGINE FUELS, JET FLOW, THERMAL DEGRADATION, THERMAL STRESSES, LASER VELOCIMETERS, CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE