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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0470
Award Id:
90277
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-011-0486
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T011
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
746 East Winchester Street, Murray, UT, 84107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612498220
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
Research Institute:
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Joseph W Bozzelli
University Heights
Newark, NJ, 07102-
(973) 596-5275
Nonprofit college or university
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.

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