He then deals with the energetics of chemical compounds used as propellants and explosives, such as heat of formation, heat of explosion, adiabatic flame temperature
, and specific impulse.
AlliedSignal engineers explain that the LPP combustor burns very lean fuel/air mixtures, resulting in an adiabatic flame temperature
2] lowers the total heat release and the adiabatic flame temperature
is below the values predicted by the 1-step global mechanism and the smallest flame is predicted by the global reaction, whereas the largest flame is predicted by the 4-step mechanism.
2] content, adiabatic flame temperature
and flame velocity decrease (Fig.
For a given lean premix combustion system, ignoring flashback, autoignition effects, and combustion instabilities, emissions will vary as a function of the fuel because of differences in stoichiometry and adiabatic flame temperature
1986), theoretical results (Matalon and Mtkowsky 1982; Clavin and Williams 1982; Chung and Law 1988) have shown that, for small stretch, deviation of the flame temperature from the adiabatic flame temperature
is given by