Ignition of propane-air mixtures by a sequence of nanosecond pulses

S. Pancheshnyi*, D. A. Lacoste, A. Bourdon, C. O. Laux

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Abstract

Results of an experimental study on the efficiency of ignition of propane-air mixtures by a high voltage repetitively pulsed nanosecond gas discharge (10 kV, 10 ns, 30 kHz) are presented for the pressure range 0.35-2.0 bar. The measured minimal energy for ignition is found to decrease with the pressure. A significant reduction of the ignition delay and a decrease of the overall combustion duration were obtained by using a train of high-voltage pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages1008-1018
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1563478145, 9781563478147
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2006Jun 8 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
Volume2

Other

Other37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period06/5/0606/8/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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