An apparatus for measurement of ignition and burning characteristics of metallic particles
Netzer, David W.
MetadataShow full item record
An apparatus was designed for use in determining ignition and combustion characteristics of metallic fuel particles and liquid fuel droplets. The design was tailored around the available data acquisition systems and diagnostic instruments. The apparatus consisted of a small windowed combustion bomb, a C02 laser for particle ignition, a thermal imaging camera for recording the ignition process, a helium-neon laser and a 1024 element linear diode array sampled at 1Mhz for measuring forward scattered light and determining particle size (Fraunhofer diffraction). All major components were individually utilized. However, equipment limitations prevented actual use of the system for measurement of the burning rates of particles. Recommendations are made which would permit the original objectives to be met
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Tan, Giam (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-12);The thesis examines the current testing standards for diesel fuels and establishes the relevance of such testing standards to bio-derived diesel fuels. There is a need for more detailed kinetics information for bio-diesel ...
Boyd, Austin W.; Kosinski, Brian P.; Weston, Richard L. (Office of Naval Research, 1987);A method of recording and analyzing the acoustic characteristics of the Space Transportation System (STS) cargo bay has been developed . The experiment is integrated within a NASA Get-Away-Special (GAS) canister. The ...
Dvorak, William T. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-03);Pulse Detonation technology offers the potential for substantial increases in thrust and fuel efficiency in subsonic and supersonic flight Mach ranges through the use of a detonative vs. deflagrative combustion process. ...