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Mixing of a conserved scalar representing the mixture fraction, of primary importance in modelling non-premixed turbulent combustion, is studied by direct numerical simulation (DNS) in strongly turbulent planar shear layers both with and without heat release at a reaction sheet. For high heat release, typical of hydrocarbon combustion, the mixing is found(More)
The dynamics of gaseous detonation is revisited on the basis of analytical studies. Problems of initiation, quenching, pulsation and cellular structures are addressed. The objective is to improve our physical understanding of the development, stability and structure of gaseous detonations. New insights that have been gained from analytical investigations(More)
This paper summarizes the first results from isolated droplet combustion experiments performed on the International Space Station (ISS). The long durations of microgravity provided in the ISS enable the measurement of droplet and flame histories over an unprecedented range of conditions. The first experiments were with heptane and methanol as fuels, initial(More)
Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. Abstract The Boltysh crater has an entire suite of crater-fill impactites preserved, including two impact(More)
In warehouse storage applications, it is important to classify the burning behavior of commodities and rank them according to their material flamma-bility for early fire detection and suppression operations. In this study, an approach is presented to model the large-scale effects of warehouse fires by decoupling the problem into separate processes of heat(More)
Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office plays a key part in helping NASA maintain this important role. The NASA STI Program Office is operated by Langley Research Center, the Lead Center for NASA's scientific and technical information.(More)
The chain-branching process leading to ignition in the high-temperature hydrogen-oxygen mixing layer is studied by application of a novel WKB-like method when, as is typically the case, two branching radicals cannot be assumed to maintain steady state. It is shown that the initiation reactions, responsible for the early radical buildup, cease being(More)
Brain noradrenergic mechanisms participate in the excitatory control of episodic LH release in many experimental animals, including the nonhuman primate. In addition, augmentation of pulsatile LH release in the rodent in response to opiate receptor antagonists is dependent upon intact central noradrenergic pathways. The applicability of these tenets to(More)
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