Chemistry: Mechanism and Experiment


The Mechanism and Experiment DWG uses an array of advanced experimental apparatus to probe the combustion chemistry of fuels. Primary apparatus used include shock tube (Hanson/Davidson), variable-pressure turbulent flow reactor (Dryer), rapid compression machine (Sung), low-pressure burner stabilized flame coupled with synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry (Hansen, Dryer), atmospheric-pressure burner stabilized-stagnaton flame (Wang), and premixed counterflow flames (Sung) These techniques allow the center researchers to access a wide range of pressure, temperature and stoichiometry for probing combustion reaction chemistry. Reaction models are developed in coordination with the work of Chemistry Theory Group and will be validated and applied to turbulent combustion by PIs of the Chemistry and Transport Group.

Presentations from 2010 CEFRC First Annual Conference

Combustion Studies of Alcohols, Esters, and Hydrogen Rich Fuels
Frederick L. Dryer, Princeton University
High-Temperature Oxidation of n-Butanol, iso-Butane, and iso-Butene in Low-Pressure Premixed Flames
Nils Hansen, Sandia National Laboratories
Developing Fundamental Kinetics Database through Shock Tube Studies
Ronald K. Hanson, Stanford University
Chemical Kinetics Studies of Alternative Fuels
Chih-Jen Sung, University of Connecticut
Chemical Kinetics of Combustion Processes
Hai Wang, University of Southern California