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Correlation of laminar flame velocities for hydrocarbon-oxygen-inert gas mixtures

Penner, S. S. and Crowe, T. H. (1955) Correlation of laminar flame velocities for hydrocarbon-oxygen-inert gas mixtures. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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A thermal theory of laminar flame propagation for hydrocarbon-oxygen flames is described. The method of analysis follows the earlier work of von Karman and his collaborators. In Section III the problem is formulated and approximate solutions are given for hydrocarbon-oxygen flames, assuming a second order rate-controlling step. Approximate analytic solutions have been obtained for all mixture ratios. Hydrocarbon-oxygen-inert gas mixtures are considered in Section IV. A second order rate-controlling step is again assumed and solutions are given for various initial gas compositions. An attempt is made to correlate experimentally determined burning velocity data in Section V. Reference to Section V shows that a good correlation was obtained only for lean mixtures. Absolute values for the laminar burning velocity cannot be estimated because of the lack of data concerning reaction mechanism and specific reaction rate constants.

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Additional Information:© 1955, This paper is based on a thesis submitted by Lt. T. H. Crowe to the Graduate School of the California Institute of Technology, in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Aeronautical Engineer, May 1955. Supported by the Office of Ordnance Research, U. S. Army, under Contract DA 04-495-0rd-446, Department of the Army Project No. 599-01-004, Ordnance Research and Development Project No. TB 2-001, OOR Project No. 834. The authors are indebted to Dr. Theodore von Karman for his interest in this study, for his constructive criticism, and for his helpful suggestions.
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Office of Ordnance Research, U.S. ArmyDA 04-495-Ord-446
Department of the Army599-01-004
Ordnance Research and Development ProjectTB 2-001
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Official Citation:Crowe, Thomas H. (1955) Correlation of laminar flame velocities for hydrocarbon-oxygen-inert gas mixtures. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology.
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