The aim of this research is to present a preliminary experimental investigation on the behavior of lithium-aluminum complex hydrides when exposedtogaseous nitrogen in the range of 20-350Â°C for airbreathing propulsion applications. This specific task is part of the long-term project devoted to the use of lithium-aluminum hydrides in airbreathing propulsion applications.Itisknown that a launch system based on the airbreathing technology, byusing air as oxidizer, reduces the cost per kilogramof the launch;itistherefore much more profitable than common rocket engines (solid and liquid rockets). The effect of nitrogen gas on the thermal behavior and the kinetic parameters of lithium-aluminum hydride and trilithium-aluminum hydride has been investigated. Differential scanning calorimeter tests, performed using nitrogen gas, have shown the presence ofa strong exothermic peak that, when using heliumorargon gas,isbarely noticeable. A nitridation reaction has been suggested to explain the increase of the sample mass after each differential scanning calorimeter test, which supports the experimental data. The activation energy Ea and frequency factor A for the samples of lithium-aluminum hydride and trilithium-aluminum hydride have been calculated using two simplified kinetic methods: the Ozawa method and the Kissinger method.
|Titolo:||Preliminary kinetic characterization of lithium-aluminum based hydrides for airbreathing propulsion|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|