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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0376
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-011-0486
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T011
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-07-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-02-16
Small Business Information
77 West 200 South, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
DUNS: 612498220
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Montgomery
 Senior Engineer
 (801) 364-6925
Business Contact
 Michael Bockelie
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (801) 364-6925
Email: bockelie@reaction-eng.com
Research Institution
 New Jersey Institute of Technology
 Joseph Bozzelli
 University Heights
Newark, NJ, 07102-
 (973) 596-5275
 Nonprofit college or university
Investigations into JP-10 combustion chemistry thus far can be characterized as preliminary. The few 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 and involves 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 I project will take the first steps toward developing a detailed chemical kinetic mechanism for combustion and pyrolysis of JP-10. Phase I work will focus on the initial pyrolysis and oxidation reactions using high-level quantum chemistry calculations. A comprehensive mechanism will be completed 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, 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.

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