NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE COMBUSTION OF FUEL DROPLETS: AN AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

This symposium presentation consists of a presentation of the following paper: "Numerical Simulation of the Combustion of Fuel Droplets; Finite Rate Kinetics and Flame Zone Grid Adaptation (CEFD): A NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR Sponsored Research Endeavor" by G. Gogos, B. Bowen, and J. Nickerson. The research team has developed a transient numerical model to study the combustion of suspended and moving droplets. The engines that propel missiles, jets, and many other devices are dependent upon combustion. Therefore, data concerning the combustion of fuel droplets is of immediate relevance to aviation and aeronautical personnel, especially those involved in flight operations. The present state of knowledge on convective extinction of fuel droplets derives from experiments conducted under normal gravity conditions. However, any data obtained with suspended droplets under normal gravity are grossly affected by gravity. The need to obtain experimental data under microgravity conditions is therefore well justified and addresses one of the goals of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) microgravity combustion experiment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This symposium presentation is found in UNOAI Report 02-4, Proceedings of the NASA Aerospace Technology Symposium 2002.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Omaha

    Aviation Institute, 60th and Dodge Street
    Omaha, NE  United States  68182-0508
  • Authors:
    • Fink, M
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2002-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UNOAI Report 02-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2003 12:00AM