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Propagation of anhydrous ethanol-nitrogen-air flames under atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures

Grant number: 16/23022-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:João Andrade de Carvalho Junior
Grantee:Lucas Marchi Pedro de Azevedo Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil


Pre-mixed laminar flame velocity is an essential parameter to the description of a mixture combustion. In particular, ethanol mixtures have been receiving great focus due to their potential use as fuel in the aeronautical industry. Thus, the proposed research aims to study and conduct experimental tests to determine the flame velocity of anhydrous ethanol-nitrogen-air mixtures, at atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures. For such, the student will be supported by Dr. Andrés Armando Mendiburu Zevallos, associated to FAPESP postdoctorate project 2015/23351-9, to conduct experimental tests in the Laboratório de Combustão e Propulsão (LCP), at INPE. (AU)