Reaction Mechanics and Kinetic Rates for Soot Formation
Reaction Mechanics and Kinetic Rates for Soot
Physical Sciences, Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
W. Terry Rawlins
The design of advanced gas turbine engines needs predictive models of soot formation
and radiation in the high-pressure combustion of future, practical hydrocarbon fuels.
The development of such models requires a fundamental data base, in the appropriate
pressure regimes for elucidating the mechanisms governing polycyclic molecular growth,
oxidative inhibition of sooting, and soot-particle nucleation and growth. Advanced
optical shock tube techniques will be used to provide a data base against which to
test modeling concepts.
Potential Commercial Application:
Potential Commercial Applications: This work would support design of advanced gas
turbine and diesel engines for use in both the public and private sectors.