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A Pressure-Dependent Detailed Chemical Kinetic Model for JP-10 Combustion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90277
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-011-0486
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T011
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
Reaction Engineering International
746 East Winchester Street Murray, UT 84107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A Pressure-Dependent Detailed Chemical Kinetic Model for JP-10 Combustion
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0470
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

Investigations into JP-10 combustion chemistry thus far can be characterized as preliminary. The detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms that have been published are limited in their ability to reproduce experimental data. The combustion chemistry of JP-10 is highly complex, involving hundreds if not thousands of species and thousands of chemical reactions. A detailed kinetic model capable of predicting ignition delay, heat release, and species concentrations is an important step toward understanding more complex, multidimensional phenomena such as flame-holding and extinction behavior in ramjet and scramjet applications. The proposed Phase II project will complete the development of a pressure dependent, detailed chemical kinetic mechanism for combustion and pyrolysis of JP-10 started in the Phase I project. The comprehensive mechanism will be validated against literature data and new data generated in Phase II. The mechanism will be in Chemkin format and will include thermodynamic and transport properties for all species. The mechanism will be derived from fundamental thermochemical principles using high-level quantum chemistry calculations, without extensive tuning to match data. Adjustments to rate parameters will be limited to the uncertainties of the methods used to obtain them. Transport properties of individual species will be developed from quantum chemistry and group additivity calculations.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Bockelie
Executive Vice President
(801) 364-6925
bockelie@reaction-eng.com

Business Contact:

Michael Bockelie
Executive Vice President
(801) 364-6925
bockelie@reaction-eng.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Reaction Engineering International
746 East Winchester Street Murray, UT 84107

EIN/Tax ID: 870474621
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-
Contact: Joseph W. Bozzelli
Contact Phone: (973) 596-5275