RECENT ADVANCES IN MULTICOMPONENT AND PROPELLANT DROPLET VAPORIZATION AND COMBUSTION.

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Abstract

This paper reviews recent advances in droplet vaporization and combustion in three areas; namely (1) the gasification mechanisms of multicomponent droplets, in which we show that while liquid-phase diffusional resistance is very strong for the immiscible emulsion systems, it is only moderately effective for miscible mixtures such that their gasification mechanism is intermediate of those of batch distillation and diffusion-limited steady state; (2) the role of water and alcohol addition in the soot formation from droplet burning, in which we show dilution and thermal effects are primarily responsible for the observed soot reduction while the presence of the hydroxyl group has no effect; and (3) the gasification of droplets of organic azides, in which we show that they have extremely rapid gasification rates as well as a greater propensity to micro-explode due to the occurrence of liquid-phase reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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