Accession Number:

ADA305220

Title:

Gravity Effects on Flame Spreading over Solid Surfaces.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Safety Engineering
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE