Reaction Systems, Inc. Publications

Wickham, D.T, J.R. Engel, and A.R. Wickham (2020). “Coke Deposition and Mitigation in Additive Manufactured Endothermic Fuel Test Sections” Paper No. JANNAF 2020-7562, Presented at the JANNAF 50th CS / 38th APS / 38th EPSS / 32nd ESHS Joint Subcommittee Meeting.

Engel, J.R, B.D. Hitch, and D. T. Wickham (2020). “Improvement in Liquid Fuel Atomization with Hot Soluble Gas Barbotage”, Paper No. JANNAF 2020-7411, Presented at the JANNAF 50th CS / 38th APS / 38th EPSS / 32nd ESHS Joint Subcommittee Meeting.

Martin, S. M. and Hitch, B. D., “Turbulence-Kinetics Interaction Effects on Liquid Fuel Scramjet Kinetic Mechanisms,” Paper No. 2020-2407, 23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, March 10-12, 2020.

Martin, S.M. and Hitch, B.D., “Capturing the Effects of Turbulence on Kinetics at Rocket Combustion Conditions with a Reduced Monomethylhydrazine Kinetics Mechanism,” Paper No. 2019-0004CS presented at the 13th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) / 11th Liquid Propulsion (LPS) / 10th Spacecraft Propulsion (SPS) Joint Subcommittee Meeting / Programmatic and Industrial Base Meeting, Tampa FL, 9-13 December, 2019.

Hitch, B.D. and Martin, S.M., “Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms Capturing the Chemical Effects of Turbulence on Combustion in Afterburning Plumes,” Paper No. 2019-0001GY presented at the 66th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) / Programmatic and Industrial Base Meeting (PIB) / 49th Combustion (CS) / 37th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS) / 37th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS) / 31st Propulsion Systems Hazards (PSHS) Joint Subcommittee Meeting, Dayton OH, 3-7 June, 2019.

Wickham, D.T., J. A. Nabity, J. McCarty, and R. Aaron (2019). “A Supported Liquid Membrane System for Steady State CO2 Control in a Spacecraft Cabin”, Paper No. ICES-2019-187, 49th International Conference on Environmental Systems,  Boston, Massachusetts.

Martin, S.M., Hitch, B.D., Bobren-Diaz, J. and Vasu, S., “Using the Conditional Moment Closure Method to Assess the Effects of Turbulence on Chemical Kinetics,” Paper No. 2017-0007IY  presented at the 48th Combustion (CS) / 36th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS) / 36th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS) / 30th Propulsion Systems Hazards (PSHS) Joint Subcommittee / Programmatic and Industrial Base Meeting (PIB) Joint Subcommittee Meeting, Newport News VA, 4-7 December, 2017.

Bobren-Diaz, J., Martin, S., Hitch, B., Manikantachari, K. R. V., and Vasu, S., “Assessment of Detailed and Reduced JetSurF 2.0 Mechanisms Using Conditional Moment Closure Method,” Paper No. 2017-4845 presented at the 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta GA, 10-12 July, 2017

Bobren-Diaz, J., Martin, S., Hitch, B., Manikantachari, K. R. V., and Vasu, S., “Assessment of Dodecane Turbulent-Chemistry Interactions Using Computational Fluid Dynamics,” Paper No. 2017-5081 presented at the 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta GA,10-12 July, 2017.

Wickham, D.T, K. J. Gleason and S.W. Cowley (2017).  “Advanced Supported Liquid Membranes for Ammonia and Formaldehyde Control in Space Suits”, Paper No. ICES-2017-194, 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Charleston, South Carolina

Wickham, D.T., Engel, J.R., Hitch, B.D. and Wickham, A.R, “High Heat Flux Surface Coke Deposition and Removal Assessment,” Paper No. 2016-1451 presented at the 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego CA, 4-8 January, 2016.

Wickham, D.T., K.J. Gleason, J.R. Engel, and C. Chullen (2016). “Advanced Supported Liquid Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Control in Cabin Applications”, Paper No. ICES-2016-77, 46th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Vienna Austria.

Wickham, D. T., J.R. Engel, and B.D. Hitch (2016) “Catalytic N2O Decomposition for Scrajmet Ignition Applications”, Paper No. JANNAF 2016-4487 presented at the JANNAF Joint Subcommittee Meeting, May 2016, Newport News, VA.

Hitch, B.D., Engel, J.R., Wickham, A.R., Wickham, D.T. and Billingsley, M.C., “High Heat Flux Surface Coke Deposition and Removal Assessment,” Paper No. 2015-0001EQ presented at the Joint Army – Navy – NASA – Air Force (JANNAF) 62nd JANNAF Propulsion Meeting / Program and Industrial Base Meeting / 10th Modeling and Simulation / 8th Liquid and Propulsion / 7th Spacecraft Propulsion / Joint Subcommittee Meeting, Nashville TN, 1-5 June, 2015.

Wickham, D. T., J.R. Engel, and B.D. Hitch (2014) “Scramjet Ignition Test Results with a Catalytic N2O Decomposition System”, Paper No. JANNAF 2014-3719 presented at the JANNAF Joint Subcommittee Meeting, December, 2014, Albuquerque, NM.

Wickham, D.T., K J. Gleason, J. R. Engel, S. W. Cowley, and C. Chullen (2014).  “Advanced Supported Liquid Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Control in Extravehicular Activity Applications”, Paper No. ICES-2014-231, 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Tucson, AZ. 

Wickham, D.T., K J. Gleason, J. R. Engel, S. W. Cowley, and C. Chullen (2013).  “Advanced Supported Liquid Membranes for CO2 Control in Extravehicular Activity Applications”, AIAA Paper No. 2013-01-3307, 43rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, Vail CO. 

Wickham, D.T., J.R. Engel, and B.D. Hitch, A Novel Method for Rapid Coke Measurement in Liquid Rocket Engines, JANNAF 2013-3242, 29 April – 3 May 2013, Colorado Springs CO.  

Wickham, D.T., Engel, J.R., and Hitch, B.D. (2012). A Catalytic Piloted Ignition System for Upper Stage Scramjets” Paper No. JANNAF 2012-2637 presented at the JANNAF Joint Subcommittee Meeting, 3 – 6 December, 2012, Monterey, CA.

Wickham, D.T., Engel, J.R., and Hitch, B.D. (2011). “Design and Testing of a Catalytic Heat Exchanger Reactor for N2O Decomposition” Paper No. JANNAF 2011-1972 presented at the 58th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, 18 – 21 April, 2011, Arlington, VA.

Wickham, D.T., Hitch, B.D, and Logsdon, B.W. (2010). “Development and Testing of a High Temperature N2O Decomposition Catalyst,” Paper No. AIAA 2010-7128 presented at the 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, 25 – 28 July, Nashville, TN.

Wickham, DT, Hitch, B.D. and Logsdon, B.W. (2010). “Development and Testing of a High Temperature N2O Decomposition Catalyst,” Paper No. 1256, 57th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting/7th Modeling and Simulation/5th Liquid Propulsion/4th Spacecraft Propulsion Joint Subcommittee Meeting, 03-07 May, 2010, Colorado Springs, CO.

Hitch, B.D. and Wickham, D.T. (2010). “Design of a Catalytic Nitrous Oxide Decomposition Reactor, Paper No. JANNAF-1257, 57th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting/7th Modeling and Simulation/5th Liquid Propulsion/4th Spacecraft Propulsion Joint Subcommittee Meeting, 03-05 May, 2010, Colorado Springs, CO.

Hitch, B.D. and Wickham, D.T. (2010). “Design of a Catalytic Nitrous Oxide Decomposition Reactor,” Paper No. AIAA 2010-7129 presented at the 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, 25 – 28 July, Nashville, TN.

Van Devener, B, S.L. Anderson, T. Shimizu, H. Wang, J. Nabity, J. Engel, J. Yu, D. Wickham, and S. Williams (2009).  “In Situ Generation of Pd/PdO Nanoparticle Methane Combustion Catalyst: Correlation of Particle Surface Chemistry with Ignition”, Journal of Physical Chem. C, 113(48), pp. 20632-20639.

Shimizu, T., A.D. Abid, G. Poskrebyshev, H. Wang, J. Nabity, J. Engel, J. Yu, D. Wickham, B. Van Devener, S.L. Anderson, and S. Williams (2010).  “Methane Ignition Catalyzed by In Situ Generated Palladium Nanoparticles”, Combustion and Flame, 157(3), pp. 421-435.    

Hitch, B.D. (2009).  “Reduced, Accurate Combustion Mechanisms for Reacting Flow CFD,” Paper No. AIAA 2009-5496 presented at the 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, 2 – 5 August, Denver, CO.

Hitch, B.D. and Lynch, E.D. (2009). “Use of Reduced, Accurate Ethylene Combustion Mechanisms for a Hydrocarbon-Fueled Ramjet Simulation,” Paper No. AIAA 2009-5384 presented at the 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, 2 – 5 August, Denver, CO.

McGuire, N., R.J. Kee, H. Zhu, J.A. Nabity, J.R. Engel, D.T. Wickham, M.J.Kaufman (2009).  Catalytic Steam Reforming of Methane using Rh Supported on Sr-Substituted Hexaaluminat”, Chem. Engr. Sci., 64:5231-5239. 

Nabity, J.A., E.W. Anderson, J.R. Engel, D.T. Wickham and J.W. Fisher (2009).  “A Pilot Scale System for Low Temperature Solid Waste Oxidation and Recovery of Water”, SAE Paper No. 2009-01-2365, 39th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Savannah, GA.

Hitch, B.D., Wang, H., Egolfopoulos, F.N., and Lynch, E.D. (2008).  “Kinetic Mechanisms for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD),” STTR Phase II Final Report No. AFRL-RZ-WP-TR-2008-2273, AFRL/RZAS, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Wickham, D.T., J.R. Engel, B.D. Hitch, and S. Rooney (2008).  “Additives to Increase Fuel Heat Sink Capacity in a Fuel/Air Heat Exchanger”, Propulsion and Power, 24(1), pp. 55-63.

Nabity, J.A., E.W. Anderson, J.R. Engel, D.T. Wickham and J.W. Fisher (2008).  “Development and Design of a Low Temperature Solid Waste Oxidation and Water Recovery System”, SAE Paper No. 2008-01-2052, 38th International Conference on Environmental Systems, San Francisco, CA.

Zhu, H. R.J. Kee, J.R. Engel, and D.T. Wickham (2007).  “Catalytic partial oxidation of methane using RhSr- and Ni-substituted hexaaluminates,” Proc. Combust. Inst., 31, pp. 1965-1972.

Wickham, D.T., E. Andersen, J. R. Engel, M. Jones, and J. Fisher (2007).  “Development of a Pilot Scale Apparatus for Control of Solid Waste Using Low Temperature Oxidation,” SAE Transactions, Journal of Aerospace, 116(1), pp. 207-216.  

Hitch, B.D. (2006).  “Neural Network-Based Chemical Mechanism and Stiffness Reduction for Reacting Flow CFD,” presented at the JANNAF 41st CS/29th APS/23rd PSHS Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Wickham, D.T., Jeffrey R. Engel, Andrew R. Rocheleau (2006).  “Control of Solid Waste Using Low Temperature Oxidation”, SAE Paper No. 2006-01-2187, 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Norfolk, VA.

Wickham, D.T., Engel, J., Rooney, S., and Hitch, B.D. (2005).  “Additives to Increase Fuel Heat Sink Capacity in a Fuel/Air Heat Exchanger,” Paper No. AIAA-2005-3916 presented at the 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, Arizona.

Wickham, D.T., J.R. Engel, B.D. Hitch, and S. Rooney (2005).  “Additives to Increase Fuel Heat Sink Capacity in a Fuel/Air Heat Exchanger”, Paper No. AIAA-2005-3916.

Wickham, D.T.  J, Engel and J. Yu, T. Nalette and C. Thibaud-Erkey (2005).  “Results of VPCAR Pilot Scale and System Level Tests for the Selective Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrogen and Water,” SAE Transactions, 114(1) pp. 493-503.

Wickham, D.T., R. Cook, S. DeVoss, J. R. Engel and J. Nabity (2005).  “Soluble NanoCatalysts for High Performance Fuels”, NonEquilibrium Processes, Combustion and Detonation, Vol.1,  Torus Press, Moscow, pgs. 215-222.

Alptekin, G.O., Hitch, B.D., Dubovik, R., and Cesario, M. (2004).  “Sorbents for Mercury Removal from Coal-Fired Power Plants,” Western Fuel Symposium, 19th International Conference on Lignite, Brown and Subbituminous Coal, Billings, MT.

Hitch, B.D., Weislogel, M.M. and Bacich, M.A. (2004).  “High Performance Oscillatory Heat Transport System,” Paper No. 2004-2289 presented at the 34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Portland, OR.

Wickham, D.T., J. Engel, J. Yu, T. Nalette, and C. Thibaud-Erkey (2004). “The Development of a Pilot Scale Reactor for the Selective Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrogen and Water”, SAE Paper 2004-01-2406, 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Colorado Springs, CO.

Sidwell, R.W,  H. Zhu, R.J. Kee, and D.T. Wickham (2003).  “Catalytic Combustion of Premixed Methane-in-air on a High Temperature Stagnation Surface”, Combustion and Flame, 134, pp. 55-66.

Sidwell, R.W,  H. Zhu, B.A. Kibler, R.J. Kee, and D.T. Wickham (2003).  “Experimental Investigation of the Activity and Thermal Stability of Hexaaluminate Catalysts for Lean Methane-Air Combustion”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 255:279-288, 2003.

Wickham, D.T., and J. Lind (2003).  “Catalysts for the Selective Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrogen and Water”, Paper No. 2003-01-2333, 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, Vancouver B.C.

Wickham, D.T., J.A. Bahr, R. Dubovik, S.C. Gebhard, and J. Lind, J. Fisher, M. Moran, and S. Pisharody (2002).  “Experimental Results obtained with a Pilot Scale System to Remove Pollutants from an Incinerator Effluent”, SAE 2002 01 2395.  

Hitch, B.D., Cook, R.L., and Stokowski, D. (2002).  “Hypergolicity Agents for H2O2 Bipropellants,” SBIR Phase I Final Report published as AFRL Technical Report AFRL-PR-ED-TR-2001-0042.

Hitch, B.D. (2002).   “An Analytical Model of the Pulse Detonation Engine Cycle,” presented at the 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV.

Wickham, D.T., Engel, J.R., and Hitch, B.D. (2002).  “Additives to Increases Fuel Heat Sink Capacity,” presented at the 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Indianapolis IN.

Hitch, B.D. (2002).  “The Effect of Autoignition-Promoting Additives on Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition,” presented at the 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Indianapolis IN.

Hitch, B.D. and Nabity, J.A. (2002).  “Temperature and Additive Effects on Fuel Spray Ignition,” 38th JANNAF Combustion Subcommittee Meeting, Destin FL.

Sidwell, R.W,  H. Zhu, R. J. Kee, D.T. Wickham, and G.S. Jackson (2002). “Catalytic Combustion of Premixed Methane-Air on a Palladium-Substituted Hexaaluminates Stagnation Surface”, Proc. Combust. Inst., 29:1013-1020, 2002.

Wickham, D.T., J.R. Engel, and B.D. Hitch (2002), “Additives to Increase Fuel Heat Sink Capacity”, Paper No. AIAA 2002-3872, Presented at the 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Indianapolis IN. 

Wickham, D.T., Engel, J.R., B.D. Hitch, and Karpuk, M.E. (2001). “Initiators for Endothermic Fuels,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, 17(6), pp. 1253-1257.

Wickham, D.T., J.A. Bahr, M. Dubovik, S.C. Gebhard, J. Lind (2001).  “Design and Construction of a Pilot Scale System to Remove Pollutants from an Incinerator Effluent”, SAE Paper No. 2001-01-2249, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando Florida.  

Wickham, D.T., J.A. Bahr, R. Dubovik, S.C. Gebhard, and J. Lind (2000).  “System for the Removal of NOX and SOX from Incinerator Effluents”, SAE Paper No. 2000-01-2284, 30th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Toulouse, France.  

Wickham, D.T., J.R. Engel, and M.E. Karpuk (2000).  Additives to Prevent Filamentous Coke Formation in Endothermic Heat Exchangers”, ACS Preprints, Petroleum Chemistry, 45(3), pp. 459-464.

Wickham, D.T., J.A. Bahr, C.A. Schell, and T.J. Selegue (2000). “Use of a High Throughput Reactor to Identify Thermally Stable Catalysts for Methane Combustion”, Presentation at the Western States Catalysis Club, 14th Annual Meeting, Golden CO, February 25.

Wickham, D.T., M. Dubovik, S.C. Gebhard, Y. Gershanovich, M. Turner, an J.D. Wright (1999).  “System for the Removal of NOX and SOX from Incinerator Effluents”, SAE Paper No. 1999-01-2184, 29th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Denver, CO.

Maurice, L.Q., Edwards, T., Corporan, E., Minus, D., Mantz, R., Striebich, R.C., Sidhu, S., Graham, J., Hitch, B., Wickham, D., and Karpuk, M. (1999), “Controlled Chemically Reacting Fuels: A New Beginning,” ISOABE paper IS-253, presented at the 14th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines, Florence Italy, September 5-10.

Davidson, D.F., Horning, D.C., Hanson, R.K., and Hitch, B.D. (1999).  “Shock Tube Ignition Time Measurements for n-Heptane/O2/Ar with and without Additives,” 22nd Int’l. Shock Tube and Shock Wave Symp., London, UK.

Davidson, D.F., Hitch, B.D., Horning, D.C., and Hanson, R.K. (1999).  “Shock Tube Ignition Time Measurements for n-Heptane/Oxygen/Argon Mixtures with and without Additives,” Proceedings of Joint Meeting of U.S. Combustion Institute Sections, pp. 105-108, Washington, DC.

Siebenhaar, A., Chen, F.F., Karpuk, M.E., Hitch, B.D., and Edwards, J.T. (1999). “Engineering-Scale Titanium Endothermic Fuel Reactor Demonstration for Hypersonic Scramjet Engine Cooling,” paper no. AIAA-1999-4909 presented at the AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 9th, Norfolk, VA.

Wickham, D.T., Engel, J.R., Hitch, B.D., and Karpuk, M.E (1999), “Initiators for Endothermic Fuels,” ISOABE paper IS-069, Presented at the 14th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines, Florence Italy.

Wickham, D.T., Alptekin, G.O., Engel, J.R., Karpuk, M.E. (1999).  ”Additives to Reduce Coking in Endothermic Fuel Heat Exchangers, AIAA 1999-2215, 35th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Los Angeles CA.

Karpuk, M.E., B. Hitch, D.T. Wickham (1999). “Fuel Reforming Systems for High Mach Aircraft”, 10/99 JANNAF Combustion Meeting, Cocoa Beach Florida.  

Maurice, L.Q., E. Corporan, D.K Minus, R. Striebich, J.V. Atria, D.T. Wickham, and M.E. Karpuk (1998) “ Analysis of Alkane Based Coolants for Hypersonic Vehicles”, 12/98 JANNAF Combustion Meeting.

Wickham, D.T., J.V. Atria, J.R. Engel, B.D. Hitch M.E. Karpuk, and R. Striebich (1998).  “Formation of Carbonaceous Deposits in a Model Jet Fuel under Pyrolysis Conditions”, ACS Preprints, Petroleum Chemistry, 43(3), pp. 428-432.

Hitch, B.D., Wickham, D.T., Engel, J.R., and Karpuk, M.E. “Steam Reforming for Hypersonic Aircraft Applications,” 34th JANNAF Combustion Subcommittee, Propulsion Systems Hazards Subcommittee, and Airbreathing Propulsion Subcommittee Joint Meeting, West Palm Beach FL, 27-30 October (1997).

Hitch, B.D. and Karpuk, M.E. (1997).  “Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer and Flow Instabilities in Supercritical Fuels,” AIAA paper 97-3043 presented at the 33rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conf., Seattle WA.

Wickham, D.T., J.V. Atria, J.R. Engel, B.D. Hitch and M.E. Karpuk (1997).  “Initiators for Endothermic Fuels,” 10/97 JANNAF Combustion/JSM Meeting.

  1. Jackson, E. Corporan, P. Buckley,and J. Leingang, M. Karpuk, J. Dippo, B. Hitch,D. Wickham, and T. Yee (1995)  “Test Results of an Endothermic Fuel Reactor,”  Paper No.   AIAA-95-6028, presented at the AlAA Sixth International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference.  

Lazaga, M.A., D.T. Wickham, D.H. Parker, G.N. Kastana, and B.E. Koel (1993).  “Reactivity of Oxygen Atoms on the Au(111) Surface,” Catalytic Selective Oxidation, ACS Symposium Series 523, edited by S.T. Oyama and J.W. Hightower, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C.

Bergholz, R.F. and Hitch, B.D. (1992).  “Thermal Management Systems for High-Mach Airbreathing Propulsion,” Invited Paper AIAA 92-0151, presented at the 30th Aerospace Science Meeting, Reno, NV.

Wickham, D.T., B.W. Logsdon, S.W. Cowley, and C.D. Butler (1991). “A TPD and XPS Investigation of Palladium on Modified Alumina Supports Used for the Catalytic Decomposition of Methanol,” Journal of Catalysis, 128, 198-209.

Wickham, D.T., B.A. Banse, B.E. Koel, (1990).  “The Adsorption of Nitrogen Dioxide and Nitric Oxide on Pd(111),” Surface Science, 243, 83-95.

Banse, B.A., D.T. Wickham and B.E. Koel (1989).  “Transient Kinetic Studies of the Catalytic Reduction of NO by CO on Platinum,” Journal of Catalysis, 119, 238-248.

Hitch, B.D. and Senser, D.W. (1988). “Reduced H2-O2 Mechanisms for Use in Reacting Flow Simulation,” AIAA 88-0732, presented at the 26th Aerospace Science Meeting, Reno, NV.

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