Statistical thermodynamics analysis of the explosion limits of hydrogen-oxygen system

A. Lidor, D. Weihs, E. Sher

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Abstract

Explosion of fuel mixtures is a well known physical phenomenon, with great importance in many fields. In our work, we investigate the 3-branches explosion limits of a hydrogen-oxygen system. Unlike most studies to date which often deal with a part of the ignition limits only, we investigate this phenomenon from a unified approach, taking into consideration the three different explosion limits with a single model. To do so, we use methods from the field of Statistical Thermodynamics. This work presents a Grand Canonical Ensemble model aimed at evaluating the microscopic and macroscopic properties of the system. While the preliminary results are mostly used to verify the model against "traditional" chemical kinetics calculations, several important conclusions arise from the analysis. Based on these results, the model will be refined and improved.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event56th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2016 - Tel-Aviv and Haifa, Israel
Duration: 9 Mar 201610 Mar 2016

Conference

Conference56th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2016
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityTel-Aviv and Haifa
Period9/03/1610/03/16

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