TITLE

Formative time of breakdown modeled for the ignition of air and n-butane mixtures using effective ionization coefficients

AUTHOR(S)
Kudryavtsev, A. A.; Popugaev, S. D.; Demidov, V. I.; Adams, S. F.; Jiao, C. Q.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/15/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 24, p241501
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is shown that simulations of ignition by electric arc discharge in n-butane and air mixtures have interesting features, which deviate from results obtained by simple extension of calculations based on methanelike fuels. In particular, it is demonstrated that lowering the temperature of the n-butane-air mixture before ignition under certain conditions will actually decrease the ignition stage time as well as the required electric field.
ACCESSION #
35922099

 

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