Accession Number : AD0616985

Title :   FLAMMABILITY PROPERTIES OF HYDROCARBON FUELS. PART I. INTERRELATIONS OF FLAMMABILITY PROPERTIES OF N-ALKANES IN AIR.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Affens,W. A.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : By a systematic study of literature data, mathematical equations have been derived which describe the interrelationships of flammability and other related properties of the n-alkanes. The properties which have been correlated are: lower and upper flammability limits, flash point, vapor pressure (at the flash point), flammability index (explorsiveness), boiling point, stoichiometric concentration, heat of combustion, molecular weight, and carbon number. Good agreement was found between average literature data and values calculated by the derived equations. From a given flammability property, by use of the derived equations, it is possible to predict the other properties, as well as the relative magnitudes of changes in these properties as a result of a change in the given property. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINE FUELS, FLAMMABILITY), (*ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, FLAMMABILITY), (*FLAMMABILITY, JET ENGINE FUELS), COMBUSTION, VAPOR PRESSURE, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, HYDROCARBONS

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