|New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge|
Challenge Team Abstract
What is the optimum oxygen content in the air for certain materials to combust with optimum power and efficiency? We hope to answer this question by compiling information about specific chemicals. This information would include attributes of chemicals such as their combustion temperature, their rate of combustion, and the amount of energy produced from the material's combustion, among others. To compile this information, we hope to obtain access to chemical tables that contain this information. We may also conduct our own lab experiments to achieve our needed results. Using a computer program, we will simulate differences in air temperature, wind speed, and air pressure to observe its affects on the material in question. Using this program, along with our gathered information, we hope to discover the optimal conditions of combustion for several materials. Our information may prove useful to many people. Rocket scientists could use our information to develop a more efficient rocket fuel. Pyrotechnic companies could use our information as well, to develop lighter and brighter fireworks.
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