adiabatic flame temperature


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adiabatic flame temperature

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik ¦flām ′tem·prə·chər]
(physical chemistry)
The highest possible temperature of combustion obtained under the conditions that the burning occurs in an adiabatic vessel, that it is complete, and that dissociation does not occur.
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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.
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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.
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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
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