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Control of combustion and detonation by means of resonance laser radiation: analysis and potentialities
Author(s): Alexander M. Starik; Nataliya S. Titova; Boris I. Loukhovitski
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The theoretical and computational studies based on the novel physical and mathematical model of nonequilibrium chemical processes involving vibrationally and electronically exited molecules have shown that selective excitation of reacting species by laser radiation results in a considerable reduction of self-ignition temperature, decrease of induction and combustion times, and initiates detonation in supersonic flow at relatively low radiation energy inputted into the mixture. These effects are due to production of the novel channels of high reactive radicals formation and enhancement of chain mechanism of combustion and are not associated with the thermal action of absorbed radiation.

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Date Published: 1 August 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.516937
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Alexander M. Starik, Central Institute of Aviation Motors (Russia)
Nataliya S. Titova, Central Institute of Aviation Motors (Russia)
Boris I. Loukhovitski, Central Institute of Aviation Motors (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4948:
25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Claude Cavailler; Graham P. Haddleton; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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