Accession Number : ADA118384

Title :   Analysis and Experimental Verification of a Combusting Propane Torch Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Rand,James L ; Polk,John F

PDF Url : ADA118384

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : A model for turbulent mixing with air of a two-phase propane combusting jet and subsequent impingement on a downstream target plate is used to predict the results obtained from the BRL/DOT Torch Simulation Facility. Experimental data is in excellent agreement with predicted characteristics such as velocity and heat flux. Combustion occurs with fuel lean mixtures where the ratio of air to propane mass varies from stoichiometric to 21 percent above stoichiometric.

Descriptors :   *Fires, *Propane, *Tank Cars, *Safety, Tanks(Containers), Model tests, Liquid propane, Railroad cars, Thermodynamics, Fluid dynamics, Combustion, Flames, Gas flow, Temperature, Heat transfer coefficients, Torches, Heat flux, Mixing, Turbulent flow, Jet flames, Velocity, Flame propagation, Simulation, Fuel air ratio, Metal plates

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Machinery and Tools
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE