Ignition Delay-Times of n-Pentane in a Shock Tube

  • Alexander Burcat
  • Michael Dvinyaninov


The combustion kinetics of n-pentane was investigated in detail for the first time. Ignition delay times of n-C5H12 and Oxygen mixtures diluted in Argon were measured over a wide range of compositions, pressures and temperatures. The 240 experiments were statistically correlated to an overall equation
$$\tau = {10^{ - 12.8}}\exp [ + 34610/RT] \times {[{C_5}{H_{12}}]^{0.29}}{[{O^2}]^{ - 1.10}}{[Ar]^{0.13}}\sec.$$
An effort was made to check and reduce the 325 reaction kinetic scheme.


Pentane Oxidation Ignition delay times Kinetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Burcat
    • 1
  • Michael Dvinyaninov
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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