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Combustion of CS₂/O₂ in a laminar mixing layer and processes in the CO chemical laser


Grossman, William Mark (1979) Combustion of CS₂/O₂ in a laminar mixing layer and processes in the CO chemical laser. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/CAPG-QQ92.


The combustion of CS₂ and O₂ in a free burning laminar mixing layer at low pressure was investigated using emission spectroscopy. The temperature fields, CO vibrational distributions, and CO concentrations were measured. The data indicate that vibration ally excited CO was produced in the mixing layer flames, but that there were no vibrational population inversions. In comparison with the CS₂/O₂ premixed flames, the mixing layer flames favored greater production of COS and CO₂. Computer modeling was used to study the mechanisms responsible for the production of COS and CO₂, and to study how the branching chain mechanism responsible for production of CO affects the behavior of the mixing layer flame. The influences of the gas additives, N₂O, COS, and CNBr, were also investigated.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:CS2/O2 Chemical Laser, Chemical Laser, Mixing Layer Flame
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Applied Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Culick, Fred E. C.
Thesis Committee:
  • Culick, Fred E. C. (chair)
  • Yariv, Amnon
Defense Date:5 September 1978
Non-Caltech Author Email:willgrossman (AT)
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Air Force Office of Scientific Research74-2694
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:07172014-104557879
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ID Code:8551
Deposited On:18 Jul 2014 14:12
Last Modified:09 Nov 2022 19:20

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