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Thermal Decomposition of Cyclohexane by Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations and its Relevance to Streamer Formation

Thermal Decomposition of Cyclohexane by Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations and its Relevance to Streamer Formation

Category
Part of a book/report
Abstract
Kinetic Monte Carlo was used to simulate the decomposition of cyclohexane at temperatures up to 10 000 K. Rate constants needed for the simulations were obtained from literature and combined with differences in Gibbs free energy between the reactants and products. The degree of decomposition and an approximate heat capacity for cyclohexane were combined with finite element analysis to find the initial radius of a newly formed streamer channel. The initial channel was found to be of the order of 0.05–0.1 µm, expanding to a few μm after relaxation.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Elkraftteknologi
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Year
2016
Published in
Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena. Annual Report
ISSN
0084-9162
Publisher
IEEE conference proceedings
Book
2016 Annual Conference on Electric Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena - CEIDP 2016
Booklet
CEIDP 2016
ISBN
978-1-5090-4654-6
Page(s)
404 - 407