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Chemical kinetics studies at high temperatures using shock tubes

Rajakumar, B and Anandraj, D and Reddy, KPJ and Arunan, E (2002) Chemical kinetics studies at high temperatures using shock tubes. In: Journal Indian Institute of Science, 82 (1). pp. 37-47.


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Shock tube is an unique facility to create temperature gradients exceeding million degrees Kelvin per second. We have established two shock tubes for measuring the kinetic reaction rates at high temperatures with two different but complementary detection techniques. The first one is a single pulse shock tube, in which the reflected shock is used to heat the molecules. The equilibrated products are analyzed by gas chromatograph and infrared spectrometer. The second one uses laser-schlieren system for online monitoring of the chemical reactions behind primary shock wave. The details of the shock tubes and some typical results obtained are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal Indian Institute of Science
Publisher: Indian Institute of Science
Keywords: Chemical kinetics; shock tube; shock wave; laser-schleiren technique
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 13 May 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49

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