Research & Publications

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Journal Articles

2018

An experimental and modeling study of dimethyl ether/methanol blends autoignition at low temperature.
H. Wang, R. Fang. B.W. Weber, C.J. Sung. Combustion and Flame, vol. 198, pp. 88—99, Dec. 2018
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2018.09.012

ThermoState: A state manager for thermodynamics courses.
B.W. Weber Journal of Open Source Education, vol. 1, no. 8, pp. 33, Oct. 2018
doi:10.21105/jose.00033

ChemKED: a human- and machine-readable data standard for chemical kinetics experiments.
B.W. Weber, K.E. Niemeyer International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 135—148, Mar. 2018
doi:10.1002/kin.21142
arXiv:1706.01987v3

Experiments and Modeling of the Autoignition of Methyl Pentanoate at Low to Intermediate Temperatures and Elevated Pressures in a Rapid Compression Machine.
B.W. Weber, J.A. Bunnell, K. Kumar, C.J. Sung
Fuel, vol. 212, pp. 479—486, Jan. 2018
doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2017.10.037

Autoignition of Methyl Propanoate and its Comparisons with Methyl Ethanoate and Methyl Butanoate.
K. Kumar, J.A. Bunnell, B.W. Weber, C.J. Sung
Combustion and Flame, vol. 188, pp. 116—128, Jan. 2018
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.09.027

2016

A detailed combined experimental and theoretical study on dimethyl ether/propane blended oxidation
E.E. Dames, A.S. Rosen, B.W. Weber, C.W. Gao, C.J. Sung, and W.H. Green
Combustion and Flame, vol. 168, pp. 310—330, Jun. 2016
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2016.02.021

2015

Autoignition study of tetralin in a rapid compression machine at elevated pressures and low-to-intermediate temperatures
G. Kukkadapu, B.W. Weber, and C.J. Sung
Fuel, vol. 159, pp. 436—445, Nov. 2015
doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2015.06.093

On the Uncertainty of Temperature Estimation in a Rapid Compression Machine
B.W. Weber, C.J. Sung, and M.W. Renfro
Combust. Flame, vol. 162, no. 6, pp. 2518—2528, Jun. 2015
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.03.001
arXiv:1706.04243

An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 2: Ignition delay time and flame speed measurements
S.M. Burke, U. Burke, R. Mc Donagh, O. Mathieu, I. Osorio, C. Keesee, A. Morones, E.L. Petersen, W. Wang, T.A. DeVerter, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, B. Rhodes, R.K. Hanson, D.F. Davidson, B.W. Weber, C.J. Sung, J. Santner, Y. Ju, F.M. Haas, F.L. Dryer, E.N. Volkov, E.J. Nilsson, A.A. Konnov, M. Alrefae, F. Khaled, A. Farooq, P. Dirrenberger, P.A. Glaude, F. Battin-Leclerc, and H.J. Curran
Combust. Flame, vol. 162, no. 2, pp. 296—314, Feb. 2015
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.07.032

2014

Experiments and modeling of the autoignition of methylcyclohexane at high pressure
B.W. Weber, W.J. Pitz, M. Mehl, E.J. Silke, A.C. Davis, and C.J. Sung
Combust. Flame, vol. 161, no. 8, pp. 1972—1983, Aug. 2014
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.01.018
arXiv:1706.02996

2013

A comprehensive experimental and modeling study of iso-pentanol combustion
S.M. Sarathy, S. Park, B.W. Weber, W. Wang, P.S. Veloo, A.C. Davis, C. Togbé, C.K. Westbrook, O. Park, G. Dayma, Z. Luo, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, F.N. Egolfopoulos, T. Lu, W.J. Pitz, C.J. Sung, and P. Dagaut
Combust. Flame, vol. 160, no. 12, pp. 2712—2728, Dec. 2013
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.06.022

Comparative Autoignition Trends in Butanol Isomers at Elevated Pressure
B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung
Energy & Fuels, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 1688—1698, Mar. 2013
doi:10.1021/ef302195c
arXiv:1706.02965

2012

Development of Isopentanol Reaction Mechanism Reproducing Autoignition Character at High and Low Temperatures
T. Tsujimura, W.J. Pitz, F. Gillespie, H.J. Curran, B.W. Weber, Y. Zhang, and C.J. Sung
Energy & Fuels, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 4871—4886, Aug. 2012
doi:10.1021/ef300879k

2011

Autoignition of n-butanol at elevated pressure and low-to-intermediate temperature
B.W. Weber, K. Kumar, Y. Zhang, and C.J. Sung
Combust. Flame, vol. 158, no. 5, pp. 809—819, Mar. 2011
doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.02.005
arXiv:1706.00867

Conference Publications and Posters

2017

ChemKED: A human- and machine readable data standard for chemical kinetics experiments
B.W. Weber and K.E. Niemeyer
Paper MUQ004, 10th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics, Chicago, IL, May 2017
arXiv:1706.01987v2
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5033417

ChemKED: A human- and machine readable data standard for chemical kinetics experiments
B.W. Weber and K.E. Niemeyer
Paper 1D11, 10th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, College Park, MD, Apr. 2017
arXiv:1706.01987v1
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5082709

Autoignition of methyl valerate at low to intermediate temperatures and elevated pressures in rapid compression machine
B.W. Weber, J.A. Bunnell, K. Kumar, and C.J. Sung
Paper 2D01, 10th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, College Park, MD, Apr. 2017
arXiv:1706.01483
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089594

UConnRCMPy: Python-based data analysis for rapid compression machines
B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung
Paper 2D19, 10th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, College Park, MD, Apr. 2017
arXiv:1706.01984
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089597

High pressure autoignition of binary blends of methanol and dimethyl ether
H. Wang, B.W. Weber, R. Fang, and C.J. Sung
Paper 3D01, 10th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, College Park, MD, Apr. 2017
arXiv:1706.01485
R. Fang presenting.

Fast sampling system for simultaneous speciation and ignition delay measurements in a rapid compression machine
R. Fang, B.W. Weber, and C.J. Sung
Poster P11, 10th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, College Park, MD, Apr. 2017

ChemKED: A human- and machine readable data standard for chemical kinetics experiments
B.W. Weber and K.E. Niemeyer
16th International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2017
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.4818448

2016

UConnRCMPy: Python-based data analysis for rapid compression machines
B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung
15th Python in Science Conference, Austin, TX, Jul. 2016.
SciPy Proceedings
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089573

2015

Autoignition study of tetralin in a rapid compression machines at elevated pressures and low-to-intermediate temperatures
G. Kukkadapu, B.W. Weber, and C.J. Sung
Paper 1G05, 9th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Cincinnati, OH, May 2015
G. Kukkadapu presenting.

Autoignition of methyl-propanoate and a comparison with its selected ester homologs
K. Kumar, J. Bunnell, B.W. Weber, and C.J. Sung
Paper 1G07, 9th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Cincinnati, OH, May 2015
K. Kumar presenting.

Towards a comprehensive DME/propane blended combustion kinetic model
E.E. Dames, B.W. Weber, A. Rosen, C.W. Gao, C.J. Sung, and W.H. Green
Paper 2F16, 9th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Cincinnati, OH, May 2015
E.E. Dames presenting.

2013

Combustion of the Butanol Isomers: Reaction Pathways from High to Low Temperature
S.S. Merchant, W.H. Green, K.M. Van Geem, N. Hansen, B.W. Weber, and C.J. Sung
8th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics, Seville, Spain, Jul. 2013
S.S. Merchant presenting. Abstract: University of Seville

Experiments and Modeling of the Autoignition of Methyl-Cyclohexane at High Pressure
B.W. Weber, W.J. Pitz, C.J. Sung, M. Mehl, E.J. Silke, and A.C. Davis
Paper 3A02, 8th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Park City, UT, May 2013
arXiv:1706.01828
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089564
Paper: PDF from LLNL

A Comprehensive Experimental and Modeling Study of iso-Pentanol Combustion
S.M. Sarathy, S. Park, W. Wang, P.S. Veloo, A.C. Davis, C. Togbé, B.W. Weber, C.K. Westbrook, O. Park, G. Dayma, Z. Luo, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, F.N. Egolfopoulos, T. Lu, W.J. Pitz, C.J. Sung, and P. Dagaut
Paper 2A12, 8th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Park City, UT, May 2013

An Autoignition Study of iso-Butanol: Experiments and Modeling
B.W. Weber, S.S. Merchant, C.J. Sung, and W.H. Green
Paper 3A01, 8th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Park City, UT, May 2013
arXiv:1706.01827
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089555

2011

Comparative Investigation of the High Pressure Autoignition of the Butanol Isomers
B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung
Paper A—01, Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Storrs, CT, Oct. 2011
arXiv:1706.01842
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089540

Validation of Kinetic Models of the Butanol Isomers at High Pressure using a Rapid Compression Machine
B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung
Poster T40, 7th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics, Cambridge, MA, Jul. 2011
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089456

Combustion of the butanol isomers: Reaction pathways at elevated pressure from low-to-high temperatures.
M.R. Harper, W.H. Green, K.M. Van Geem, B.W. Weber, C.J. Sung, I. Stranic, D.F. Davidson, and R.K. Hanson
Paper #84, 7th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics, Cambridge, MA, Jul. 2011
W.H. Green presenting. Slides: MIT

A Rapid Compression Study of the Butanol Isomers at Elevated Pressure
B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung
Paper 1B13, 7th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 2011
arXiv:1706.01832
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089519

Autoignition of Butanol Isomers at Low to Intermediate Temperature and Elevated Pressure
B.W. Weber, K. Kumar, and C.J. Sung
Paper AIAA—2011—0316, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2011
doi:10.2514/6.2011-316
arXiv:1706.01837
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089537

2010

Autoignition of n-Butanol at Elevated Pressure and Low to Intermediate Temperature
B.W. Weber
1st Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center Annual Meeting, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Sep. 2010
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5084803

2009

An Investigation of Hydrocarbon Flames using Probe Sampling and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
B.W. Weber, K. Kumar, and C.J. Sung
Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Symposium Poster Session, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Apr. 2009
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5084797

2008

An Investigation of Hydrocarbon Flames using Probe Sampling and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
B.W. Weber and C.J. Sung
Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy Sciences Program, Dominion Energy East Ohio Branch, Cleveland, OH, Aug.\ 2008.
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5098933

Ph.D. Dissertation

2014

High Pressure Ignition Chemistry of Alternative Fuels
B.W. Weber
University of Connecticut, Aug. 2014
UConn Digital Commons
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5089225

Master’s Thesis

2010

Autoignition of n-Butanol at Low to Intermediate Temperature and Elevated Pressure
B.W. Weber
University of Connecticut, Aug. 2010
arXiv:1706.03009
figshare:10.6084/m9.figshare.5088493

Further information about the above papers can be found at the following links:

Google Scholar: Bryan W. Weber
ResearcherID: C-1493-2011
Mendeley: Bryan W. Weber
ORCiD: 0000-0003-0815-9270

Research Interests

Combustion Engineering: Development of computational and experimental tools for combustion analysis; alternative biofuels including alcohols and biodiesel; design of novel experimental methods for combustion analysis; computational analysis of reaction mechanisms for combustion