Chemical Kinetics of Hydrocarbon Ignition in Practical Combustion Systems

  title={Chemical Kinetics of Hydrocarbon Ignition in Practical Combustion Systems},
  author={Charles K. Westbrook},
Chemical kinetic factors of hydrocarbon oxidation are examined in a variety of ignition problems. Ignition is related to the presence of a dominant chain-branching reaction mechanism that can drive a chemical system to completion in a very short period of time. Ignition in laboratory environments is studied for problems including shock tubes and rapid compression machines. Modeling of the laboratory systems is used to develop kinetic models that can be used to analyze ignition in practical… CONTINUE READING
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