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Title: Material Properties that Control Ignition and Spread of a Fire in Micro-Gravity Environments
Authors: Torero, Jose L
Issue Date: Aug-2000
Citation: J.L. Torero, “Material Properties that Control Ignition and Spread of a Fire in Micro-Gravity Environments,” ASME Heat Transfer Conference, ASME-NHTC-2000-12314, 2000
Publisher: The 34th National Heat Transfer Conference (USA)
Abstract: A study of the different mechanisms controlling the initial stages of a fire in a micro-gravity environment is presented. Three different processes are deemed important for evaluation of material flammability, piloted ignition, co-current and counter-current flame spread. The three processes are evaluated in terms of thermal theory and the different material properties controlling these combustion processes are extracted. Experimental results obtained from ground testing, drop towers, parabolic flights and sounding rocket experiments serve to validate the present approach.
Keywords: flame
thermal theory
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