Development of a Model for Hot-Surface Ignition of Combustible Liquids.
Final rept. Oct 83-May 84,
ADVANCED MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC NEWTON MA
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There are many military systems requiring the storage and use of combustible liquids which can accidentally contact a hot surface resulting in a potential fire or explosion hazard. The optimum design of appropriate safety measures is severely hampered by the fact that the thermal ignition of liquids is not well understood. A research study has been conducted to develop and experimentally verify a model of the hot-surface ignition phenomenon for combustible liquids. A large number of parametric tests have been performed to measure surface ignition temperature and delay time for a wide variety of conditions. A simple analytical model has been derived and successfully applied in correlating the experimental data. The results obtained in the study demonstrate the utility of the analytical and experimental techniques which have been developed. Keywords Combustion Fuels Mathematical models and Ignition.
- Combustion and Ignition