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Multiphase reacting flow modeling of singlet oxygen generators for chemical oxygen iodine lasers
Author(s): Lawrence C. Musson; Roger P. Pawlowski; Andrew G. Salinger; Timothy J. Madden; Kevin B. Hewett
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Paper Abstract

Singlet oxygen generators are multiphase flow chemical reactors that produce energetic oxygen to be used as a fuel for chemical oxygen iodine lasers. In this paper, a theoretical model of the generator is presented that consists of a twophase reacting flow model that treats both the gas phase and dispersed (liquid droplet) phase. The model includes the discretization over droplet size distribution as well. Algorithms for the robust solution of the large set of coupled, nonlinear, partial differential equations enable the investigation of a wide range of operating conditions and even geometric design choices.

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Date Published: 17 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7131, XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 71310J (17 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816415
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence C. Musson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Roger P. Pawlowski, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Andrew G. Salinger, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Timothy J. Madden, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Kevin B. Hewett, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7131:
XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Rui Vilar; Olinda Conde; Marta Fajardo; Luís O. Silva; Margarida Pires; Andrei Utkin, Editor(s)

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