Shock & Detonation Toolbox
Wang Mechanism Results


This study examines the chemical basis for simplified chemical reaction models. As a part of this study, we have examined the question of the existence of a temperature cutoff which has been proposed as the basis for formulating previous 3-step models. More details about this study are given in our 2005 Combustion Institute Sectional paper. Below are results of constant volume explosion simulations for acetylene, ethylene, and propane using a mechanism developed by Hai Wang.

The relevant thermodynamic files for these simulations are Other cti files and instructions for reformatting input files to cti files are given on the following pages

Stoichiometric Acetylene-Air

Reduced Effective Activation Energy Ratio: Induction Time/Energy Release Time
Contour Range: 8-23
Contour Increment: 1
Contour Range: 500-8000
Contour Increment: 500

Stoichiometric Ethylene-Air

Reduced Effective Activation Energy Ratio: Induction Time/Energy Release Time
Contour Range: 10.6-13.8
Contour Increment: 0.2
Contour Range: 100-1900
Contour Increment: 100

Stoichiometric Propane-Air

Reduced Effective Activation Energy Ratio: Induction Time/Energy Release Time
Contour Range: 13.0-14.8
Contour Increment: 0.2
Contour Range: 200-4200
Contour Increment: 200