Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 3:30 PM
370 (George R. Brown )
DuPont uses a high temperature thermodynamics program to predict the final equilibrium state of a chemical reaction. The program can be used to calculate the final pressure of a closed system, equilibrium temperature, and number of moles generated. The worst case ingredient composition can be determined (e.g. determining the optimal fuel/oxidant composition that will give the worst case deflagration pressure in a closed vessel). The program will help determine if a vessel could exceed its burst pressure. Results from a combustion reaction and a decomposition reaction will be presented.