Accession Number : ADP000312

Title :   Experimental Investigation of Shock Initiated Methane-Combustion near a Wall,

Corporate Author : TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE DARMSTADT (GERMANY F R) INST FUER TECHNISCHE STROEMUNGSLEHRE

Personal Author(s) : Keiper,R. ; Spurk,J. H.

Report Date : JUL 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Methane-Air mixture in Argon heat bath is ignited by shock, reflected from the endwall of shock tube. Experiments are compared with numerical prediction based on Bowman's reaction scheme including Zel'dovich mechanism. Agreement between experimental density profiles and numerical prediction is very good. Methane absorption outside the boundary layer agrees well with computation based on isobaric combustion. Measurements in the boundary layer, albeit with insufficient space resolution, are in accord with the predicted trends.

Descriptors :   *Methane, *Air, *Argon, *Ignition, *Shock waves, *Shock tubes, Experimental data, Mathematical prediction, West Germany

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE