Accession Number : ADP001815

Title :   Spontaneous Ignition of Solids Subjected to Linearly Time-Dependent Radiant Exposure,

Corporate Author : NOTRE DAME UNIV IN DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kanury,A. Murty ; Gandhi,Pravinray D. ; Martin,Stanley B.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The important problem of spontaneous ignition of solids heated by temporarily variant thermal radiant exposure is studied. Available data are examined in the light of a simple heat balance analysis to find that the observed behavior is predictable. An exposition of the elements of this general problem of ignition is made to realize that further research is required to predict the ignition behavior of realistic solids under realistic reradiative and free convective loss conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear explosion damage, *Explosion effects, *Thermal radiation, *Ignition, *Spontaneous combustion, Construction materials, Wood, Time dependence, Exposure(General), Variations, Test methods, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE