Shock-Tube Studies of Tri-Ethyl-Phosphate (TEP) Kinetics at High Temperatures Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 by Olivier Mathieu, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, Eric L. Petersen. The combustion of Tri-Ethyl-Phosphate (TEP), a potential Sarin surrogate, was studied in a heated shock tube. Ignition delay times were measured for mixtures of TEP and oxygen highly diluted in Ar at various equivalence ratios and at near-atmospheric pressure. The results show that the ignition delay time is insensitive to the equivalence ratio. TEP was also seeded into mixtures of CH4 and H2, to investigate the interactions between TEP and hydrocarbons and between TEP and H2/O2 combustion chemistry. Noticeable changes in the reactivity of the mixtures were observed when TEP was added. These results will serve as a basis for the future development of a detailed combustion chemistry model for TEP. This model will help in predicting the destruction of Sarin during combustion processes under various conditions.

name of conference

  • 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

published proceedings

  • 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Mathieu, O. E., Kulatilaka, W. D., & Petersen, E. L.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Mathieu, Olivier E||Kulatilaka, Waruna D||Petersen, Eric L

publication date

  • January 2017