On the Effect of Nonequilibrium Plasma on the Minimum Ignition Energy: Part 2 Academic Article uri icon


  • A mathematical model for the calculation of the minimum ignition energy (MIE) of the nanosecond-pulsed discharge ignition is presented. The model is based on the kinetic and transport equations for a multicomponent reacting mixture combined with the equations for translational and vibrational temperatures. The analysis of the influence of a pulsewidth, the reduced electric field of the discharge, the energy stored in the vibrational degrees of freedom, and the mixture composition on the MIE is conducted. © 2011 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Tropina, A. A., Uddi, M., & Ju, Y.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Tropina, Albina A||Uddi, Mruthunjaya||Ju, Yiguang

publication date

  • December 2011