Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 282–285 | Cite as

Ignition delay in multifuel mixtures

  • A. A. Vasil’ev


Methods used to calculate the ignition delay (induction time) of combustible systems consisting of several individual fuels are discussed. A modification of the Arrhenius equation for multifuel mixtures is proposed, which improves the agreement between numerical and experimental data. The method proposed is analyzed by an example of two-fuel systems on the basis of mixtures of carbon oxide with air, the second fuel being hydrogen, acetylene, ethylene, or hexane.

Key words

ignition delay averaged kinetics detailed kinetics combustion detonation critical initiation energy safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Vasil’ev
    • 1
  1. 1.Lavrent’ev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirsk

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