Nitrate Sensitization of Liquid Fuels

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Authors
  1. Zhang, F.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Combustion Dynamics Ltd, Medicine Hat ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The aim of this contract was to study the effect of a nitrate-based sensitizer (IPN) on the combustion properties of fuel-air mixtures. The results from this study complement flame speed and flammability data from previous tests with sensitizers such as IPN and TEA. Data in the present study were obtained in two different facilities: an 8-cm heated shock tube and a 30-cm heated detonation tube. Ignition delay data was obtained in the 8-cm shock tube, using a pressure transducer mounted in the end-wall of the shock tube. Incident shock speeds were obtained from pressure traces. In the 30-cm tube, detonation wave velocities were obtained using ionization gages and pressure transducers, along with cell width data obtained from soot foils. In both facilities, stoichiometric hexane-IPN-air mixtures were used, including 100% IPN and air, and 100% hexane and air.
Keywords
Isopropyl nitrate;Hexane;Fuel air explosives;Heterogeneous explosion;Shock ignition delay;Flame
Report Number
DRES-CR-1999-165 — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
01 Sep 1999
Number of Pages
46
DSTKIM No
CA000847
CANDIS No
512621
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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