Hypergolic ignition induced by binary collision of TMEDA and WFNA droplets: Non-monotonic effects of impact parameter

Dawei Zhang, Peng Zhang

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Ignition delay of hypergolic bipropellants of TMEDA and WFNA by their binary droplet collision has been experimentally studied, with the particular emphasis on the effects of impact parameter, B, which measures the deviation of the collision from the trajectory of head-on situation. The experimental results reveal a non-monotonic effect of the impact parameter. For B slightly larger than 0, the intrinsic deformation and internal flow pattern promote the mixing between the colliding droplets and hence reduce the ignition delay. If B increases to so that off-center separation happens, the hypergolic ignition would be prolonged owing to the less mass transfer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017
PublisherCombustion Institute
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017 - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201714 Dec 2017


Conference11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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