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Ignition of hydrogen-air mixtures under volumetric expansion

Mével, R. and Melguizo-Gavilanes, J. and Davidenko, D. (2019) Ignition of hydrogen-air mixtures under volumetric expansion. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37 (3). pp. 3503-3511. ISSN 1540-7489.

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A better understanding of chemical kinetics under volumetric expansion is important for a number of situations relevant to industrial safety including detonation diffraction and direct initiation, reflected shock-ignition at obstacles, ignition behind a decaying shock, among others. The ignition of stoichiometric hydrogen-air mixtures was studied using 0D numerical simulations with time-dependent specific volume variations. The competition between chemical energy release and expansion-induced cooling was characterized for different cooling rates and mathematical forms describing the shock decay rate. The critical conditions for reaction quenching were systematically determined, and the thermo-chemistry dynamics were analyzed near the critical conditions.

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Additional Information:© 2018 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier. Received 1 December 2017, Revised 20 July 2018, Accepted 30 July 2018, Available online 25 August 2018.
Subject Keywords:Ignition; Hydrogen; Expansion; Chemical kinetics
Issue or Number:3
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Official Citation:R. Mével, J. Melguizo-Gavilanes, D. Davidenko, Ignition of hydrogen-air mixtures under volumetric expansion, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Volume 37, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 3503-3511, ISSN 1540-7489, (
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Deposited On:27 Aug 2018 18:01
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