Accession Number : ADA300128

Title :   Application of Pulsed Flame Velocimetry to the Study of Inhibited Methane/Oxygen Flames.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Mcnesby, Kevin L. ; Daniel, Robert G. ; Miziolek, Andrzej W. ; Babushok, V. I. ; Cheskis, Sergey

PDF Url : ADA300128

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Knowledge of flame velocities is an important factor in the design and construction of many devices involving combustion phenomena. We report here results of flame velocity measurement obtained using pulsed flame velocimetry a new technique that may be useful for Halon replacement research. The method developed here is based on and is an extension of the pulsed flame photometer detector developed at Tel Aviv University. Flame velocities for burning methane/oxygen mixtures to which a small amount of inhibitant has been added are determined using pulsed flame velocimetry. Results are compared to flame velocities measured for similar mixtures using other techniques. Relative flame velocities for burning methane/oxygen mixtures doped with small amounts of inhibitants are compared with flame inhibition efficiencies. The utility of flame velocities determined using pulsed flame velocimetry as a predictive technique for inhibitor efficiency studies is discussed. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *OXYGEN, *PULSES, *FLAMES, *VELOCIMETERS, *METHANE, *INHIBITION, VELOCITY, MEASUREMENT, DETECTORS, POLYMERS, EFFICIENCY, MIXTURES, COMBUSTION, REPLACEMENT, INHIBITORS, FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, PHOTOMETERS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE