Gravity Effects on Flame Spreading over Solid Surfaces.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER
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An experimental program was conducted to determine the effects of gravity on the spreading of a flame over a solid combustible surface. Flame propagation rates were measured from specimens of thin cellulose acetate sheets burning in both normal gravity 1 g and reduced gravity 0 g environments the specimens were burned in various quiescent mixtures of oxygen, helium, argon, and nitrogen. A correlation for normal gravity and reduced gravity burning was obtained based on theoretical models of previous investigators.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Safety Engineering