Propellants and combustion

Yiguang Ju, Keith McManus

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The advancements in the field of propellant and combustion, in areas ranging from scramjet fuels to laser diagnostics to studies of soot formation are discussed. Various approaches based on the thermal and chemical enhancement using precombustion, plasma, electron beam, microwave, and chemical enhancers have been developed. Nonequilibrium plasmas created by corona, nanosecond pulsed, glow, and microwave discharges are being considered by ignition enhancement. A planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) system for probing Jet-AI fuel vapor was developed and motivated by the possibility of performing nonintrusive equivalence ratio measurements in aero-nautical gas turbines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationAerospace America
StatePublished - Dec 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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