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General InformationPublicationsResearch Projects

  • A. S. Hollinger and Stefan Thynell, 2015, "Thermal contact resistance measurements of gas diffusion layers in polymer electrolyte fuel cells", ASME 2015 Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Power Energy 2015
  • N. Kumbhakarna and Stefan Thynell, 2014, "Development of a reaction mechanism for liquid-phase decomposition of guanidinium 5-amino tetrazolate", Thermochimica Acta, 582, pp. 25-34
  • N. R. Kumbhakarna, K. J. Shah, A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2014, "Identification of liquid-phase decomposition species and reactions for guanidinium azotetrazolate", Thermochimica Acta, 590, pp. 51-65
  • S. Q. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2013, "Experimental investigation of pressure effect on ignition delay of monomethylhydrazine, 1,1-dimethylhydrazine, tetramethylethylenediamine and 2-dimethylaminoethylazide with nitric acid", National Combustion Meeting, Organized by the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute
  • W.-G. Liu, S. Wang, S. Dasgupta, Stefan Thynell, W. A. Goddard III, S. Zybin and R. A. Yetter, 2013, "Experimental and quantum mechanics investigations of early reactions of monomethylhydrazine with mixtures of NO2 and N2O4", Combustion and Flame, 160, (5), pp. 970-981
  • S. Q. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2013, "Decomposition and combustion of monomethylhydrazinium nitrates", 8th U. S. National Combustion Meeting, Organized by the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute
  • M. R. Weismiller, S. Q. Wang, A. Chowdhury, Stefan Thynell and R. A. Yetter, 2013, "Confined rapid thermolysis studies of ammonia borane", Thermochimica Acta, 551, pp. 110-117
  • S. Q. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2012, "An experimental study on the hypergolic interaction between monomethylhydrazine and nitric acid", Combustion and Flame, 159, (1), pp. 438-447
  • S. Q. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2012, Decomposition and combustion of ionic liquid compound synthesized from tetramethylethylenediamine and nitric acid, pp. 51-66
  • S. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2011, "Experimental study on hypergolic interaction between monomethylhydrazine and nitric acid"
  • N. Kumbhakarna, S. Q. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2011, "Recent studies on the confined rapid thermolysis of liquid-phase RDX using FTIR/ToFMS diagnostic techniques"
  • N. Kumbhakarna, Stefan Thynell, A. Chowdhury and P. Lin, 2011, "Analysis of RDX-TAGzT pseudo-propellant combustion with detailed chemical kinetics", Combustion Theory and Modelling, 15, (6), pp. 933-956
  • N. Kumbhakarna, S. Q. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2011, "Condensed phase initial decomposition of RDX"
  • S. Q. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2011, "Condensed- and gas-phase reactions between monomethylhydrazine and nitric acid from 20 to 250ÂșC"
  • M. R. Weismiller, A. Chowdhury, Stefan Thynell and R. A. Yetter, 2011, "Ammonia borane decomposition at high heating rates"
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2010, "Kinetics of decomposition of energetic ionic liquids", Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 35, (6), pp. 572-581
  • S. Wang, Stefan Thynell and A. Chowdhury, 2010, "Experimental study on hypergolic interaction between N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine and nitric acid", Energy and Fuels, 24, pp. 5320-5330
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2010, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF studies of methyl-amino-triazolium-based energetic ionic liquids", Thermochimica Acta
  • M. K. Das and Stefan Thynell, 2010, Corona, spark, and electrothermal-chemical plasma ignition systems, Wiley-VCH, pp. 53-69
  • M. Das and Stefan Thynell, 2009, "ETC pyrolysis of a double-base propellant"
  • N. Kumbhakarna, Stefan Thynell and A. Chowdhury, 2009, "Modeling of RDX/TAGzT propellant combustion with detailed chemical kinetics"
  • A. Chowdhury, S. Wang and Stefan Thynell, 2009, "Ignition behavior of novel hypergolic materials"
  • A. Chowdhury, C. Bapat and Stefan Thynell, 2009, "Apparatus for probing preignition behavior of hypergolic materials", Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, (4), pp. 044101-4
  • K. K. Kuo, R. Acharya, E. Boyd and Stefan Thynell, 2009, "Pyrolysis/evaporation study of succinic acid/polyvinyl acetate for reducing nozzle throat erosion", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 25, (3), pp. 801-807
  • A. Chowdhury, Stefan Thynell and P. Lin, 2009, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF studies tetrazolium-based energetic ionic liquids", Thermochimica Acta, 485, (1-2), pp. 1-13
  • C. Bapat and Stefan Thynell, 2008, "Comparative evaluation of heating techniques for room temperature startup of a PEMFC", Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, FuelCell2008-65156
  • C. Bapat and Stefan Thynell, 2008, "Effect of anisotropic electrical resistivity of gas diffusion layers on current density and temperature distribution in a PEM fuel cell", Journal of Power Sources, 185, (1), pp. 428-432
  • C. Bapat and Stefan Thynell, 2008, "Effect of anisotropic thermal conductivity of the GDL and current collector rib width on two-phase transport in a PEM fuel cell", Journal of Power Sources, 179, (1), pp. 240-251
  • M. Das, A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2007, "Radiative pyrolysis of JA2 from an electrochemical plasma discharge", 2007 Fall Technical Meeting, Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2007, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF studies of TAGzT", 2007 Fall Technical Meeting, Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute
  • C. Bapat and Stefan Thynell, 2007, "Anisotropic heat conduction effects in proton-exchange membrane fuel cells", Journal of Heat Transfer, 129, (9), pp. 1109-1118
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2006, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF of triazolium-based energetic ionic liquids"
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2006, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF studies tetrazolium-based energetic ionic liquids"
  • Stefan Thynell, A. Chowdhury, K. K. Kuo, E. Boyer, E. Boyd and B. C. Tappan, 2006, "Study on the rapid thermolysis behavior of DAATO-3.5: A high nitrogen compound"
  • K. K. Kuo, R. Acharya, E. Boyd and Stefan Thynell, 2006, "Pyrolysis study of SA/PVA as ablative material for boundary layer control system in high-pressure graphite rocket nozzles"
  • M. Das and Stefan Thynell, 2006, "Two-dimensional conduction effects in estimating radiative heat flux from a capillary discharge", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 20, (4), pp. 903-911
  • M. Das, Stefan Thynell, J.-Q. Li and T. A. Litzinger, 2006, "Material dependence of plasma radiation produced by a capillary discharge", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 20, (3), pp. 595-603
  • J.-Q. Li, M. Das, T. A. Litzinger and Stefan Thynell, 2006, "Study of plasma-propellant interaction during normal impingement", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 22, (5), pp. 929-937
  • J.-Q. Li, T. A. Litzinger, M. Das and Stefan Thynell, 2006, "Recombination of elecrothermal plasma and decomposition of plasma-exposed propellants", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 22, (6), pp. 1353-1361
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2006, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF studies of imidazolium-based ionic liquids", Thermochimica Acta, 443, (2), pp. 159-172
  • J.-Q. Li, T. A. Litzinger and Stefan Thynell, 2005, "Plasma ignition and combustion of JA2 propellant", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 21, (1), pp. 44-53
  • M. Das, Stefan Thynell, J.-Q. Li and T. A. Litzinger, 2005, "Transient radiative heat transfer from a plasma produced by a capillary discharge", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 19, (4), pp. 572-580
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2005, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF studies of imidazolium-based ionic liquids"
  • A. Chowdhury and Stefan Thynell, 2005, "Confined rapid thermolysis/FTIR/ToF studies of triazolium-based ionic liquids"
  • Jianquan Li, Thomas A. Litzinger and Stefan Thynell, 2004, "Interaction of capillary plasma with double-base and composite propellants", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 20, (4), pp. 675-683
  • Stefan Thynell, 2002, ASME Proceedings of the Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference: CD-ROM
  • Stefan Thynell, 2002, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Esposition: CD-ROM
  • Stefan Thynell, 2002, Review Chapter, WIT Press
  • S. Wang and Stefan Thynell, , "Combustion and Decomposition of Monomethylhydrazinium Nitrate", Journal of Energetic Materials
  • Stefan Thynell and L. Patidar, , "Quantum Mechanics Investigation of Initial Reaction Pathways and Early Ring-Opening Reactions in Thermal Decomposition of Liquid-Phase RDX Combustion and Flame", Combustion and Flame
  • Stefan Thynell and A. Hollinger, , "Thermal Contact Resistance Measurements of Compressed PEFC Gas Diffusion Media", ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
  • N. Kumbhakarna and Stefan Thynell, , "Development of a reaction mechanism for liquid-phase decomposition of guanidinium 5-amino tetrazolate", Thermochimica Acta
  • Stefan Thynell and Kaiqiang Zhang, , "Development of a chemical reaction mechanism for aqueous hydroxylammonium nitrate", Eastern States of the Combustion Institute
 

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