Accession Number:

AD0296762

Title:

DIFFUSION BURNING OF LIQUIDS

Descriptive Note:

Translation.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

229.0

Abstract:

In the last 15 years a considerable amount of experimental and some theoretical information on the combustion of liquids in tanks has accumulated but has not been widely published. Part I of the book is concerned with the flammability and ignition of liquids and the properties of mixtures of liquids. Part II is devoted to the burning of liquids. Problems investigated include those connected with the shape and dimensions of flames, pulsations, temperature, radiation and various combustion regimes. Changes in the composition of liquids during combustion, measurements of burnup rates, temperature distribution in burning liquids, and reasons for the appearance and development of a hot homothermic layer in burning gasoline, petroleum and certain other liquids are discussed. The problem of the ejection of a burning liquid during combustion and the serious consequences that may ensue are considered. Part III is concerned with the mechanism of extinguishing flames from liquids in tanks by means of foam, sprays of water and other methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE