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Detonability of hydrocarbon fuels in airStudies were conducted of the detonation of gas-phase mixtures of n-hexane and JP-4, with oxidizers as varied as air and pure oxygen, measuring detonation velocities and cell sizes as a function of stoichiometry and diluent concentration. The induction length of a one-dimensional Zeldovich-von Neumann-Doering detonation was calculated on the basis of a theoretical model that employed the reaction kinetics of the hydrocarbon fuels used. Critical energy and critical tube diameter are compared for a relative measure of the heavy hydrocarbon fuels studied; detonation sensitivity appears to increase slightly with increasing carbon number.
Document ID
19910067204
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Beeson, H. D.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Mcclenagan, R. D.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Bishop, C. V.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Benz, F. J.
(NASA White Sands Test Facility Las Cruces, NM, United States)
Pitz, W. J.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Westbrook, C. K.
(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA, United States)
Lee, J. H. S.
(McGill University Montreal, Canada)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
Inorganic And Physical Chemistry
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Country: United States
Start Date: July 23, 1989
End Date: July 28, 1989
Accession Number
91A51827
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: W-7405-ENG-48
Distribution Limits
Public
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