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dc.contributor.advisorOran, Elaine Sen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLee, Ivan Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorDube, Granten_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T06:22:29Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T06:22:29Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2J38KM6P
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21016
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. Army is developing micro-combustors for use in soldier-portable power generation systems. Many of the challenges associated with micro-combustion can be potentially overcome using a catalyst, but the effects of the catalyst on ignition under the low temperature, atmospheric conditions seen in the field are not well understood. To better understand catalytic ignition phenomena under these conditions, a Catalytic Ignition and Emissions Tester (CIET) was developed and used to investigate the effects of liquid alkane fuel structure during catalyst enhanced ignition. Various mixtures of n-octane and iso-octane, as well as single component n-dodecane and n-hexadecane, were chosen as simple, surrogate test fuels to represent gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel, respectively. Fuel reactivity was shown to decrease with increased branching for all metrics tested while the effects of chain length were less definitive. The global apparent activation energies of all fuels tested were found to be in the range of 41-61 kJ/mol with 95% confidence, significantly lower than those previously reported for non-catalytic hydrocarbon combustion (>100 kJ/mol).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Liquid Alkane Fuel Structure on Catalyst-Enhanced Combustionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledChemical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledalkanesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledatmosphericen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcatalyticen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledignitionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledlow temperatureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstructureen_US


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