Model and igniter development for plasma assisted combustion

Skip Williams, Svetozar Popovic, Leposava Vuskovic, Campbell D. Carter, Lance Jacobson, Spencer Kuo, Daniel Bivolaru, Shehan A P Corera, Moshan S P Kahandawala, Sukh S. Sidhu

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Abstract

Recent progress on our efforts to develop a detailed kinetic mechanism for C 8H m hydrocarbons and practical plasma igniters for plasma-assisted combustion are discussed. Shock tube validation experiments made in argon using a fixed stoichiometry (Φ = 1.0), pressures of approximately 0.95 and 1.05 atm, and temperatures ranging from 850 to 1200 K (post reflected shock) are presented. The mechanism is being expanded to include electron kinetics and to allow for a degree of nonequilibrium modeled with separate electron and gas temperatures. Quantum calculations used to derive needed electron impact ionization/dissociation cross-sections for hydrocarbons are discussed. In addition, ignition of ethylene fuel in a Mach 2 supersonic flow with a total temperature of 590 K and pressure of 5.4 atm is demonstrated using a low frequency discharge with peak and average powers reaching 8 kW and 2.8 kW, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Pages12375-12384
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2004
Event42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2004Jan 8 2004

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Other42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period1/5/041/8/04

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Plasmas
Electrons
Hydrocarbons
Impact ionization
Kinetics
Shock tubes
Supersonic flow
Stoichiometry
Temperature
Mach number
Ignition
Argon
Ethylene
Gases
Experiments

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Williams, S., Popovic, S., Vuskovic, L., Carter, C. D., Jacobson, L., Kuo, S., ... Sidhu, S. S. (2004). Model and igniter development for plasma assisted combustion. In 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit (pp. 12375-12384)

Model and igniter development for plasma assisted combustion. / Williams, Skip; Popovic, Svetozar; Vuskovic, Leposava; Carter, Campbell D.; Jacobson, Lance; Kuo, Spencer; Bivolaru, Daniel; Corera, Shehan A P; Kahandawala, Moshan S P; Sidhu, Sukh S.

42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. 2004. p. 12375-12384.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Williams, S, Popovic, S, Vuskovic, L, Carter, CD, Jacobson, L, Kuo, S, Bivolaru, D, Corera, SAP, Kahandawala, MSP & Sidhu, SS 2004, Model and igniter development for plasma assisted combustion. in 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. pp. 12375-12384, 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, United States, 1/5/04.
Williams S, Popovic S, Vuskovic L, Carter CD, Jacobson L, Kuo S et al. Model and igniter development for plasma assisted combustion. In 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. 2004. p. 12375-12384
Williams, Skip ; Popovic, Svetozar ; Vuskovic, Leposava ; Carter, Campbell D. ; Jacobson, Lance ; Kuo, Spencer ; Bivolaru, Daniel ; Corera, Shehan A P ; Kahandawala, Moshan S P ; Sidhu, Sukh S. / Model and igniter development for plasma assisted combustion. 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. 2004. pp. 12375-12384
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