Combustion and flammability characteristics of solids at microgravity in very small velocity flows

Sánchez Tarifa, Carlos and Rodríguez Fernández, Manuel (1999). Combustion and flammability characteristics of solids at microgravity in very small velocity flows. In: "5th Intenational Microgravity Combustion Workshop", 18/05/1999-20/05/1999, Cleveland, EEUU.

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Title: Combustion and flammability characteristics of solids at microgravity in very small velocity flows
Author/s:
  • Sánchez Tarifa, Carlos
  • Rodríguez Fernández, Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 5th Intenational Microgravity Combustion Workshop
Event Dates: 18/05/1999-20/05/1999
Event Location: Cleveland, EEUU
Title of Book: Proceedings of 5th Intenational Microgravity Combustion Workshop
Date: 1999
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Motopropulsión y Termofluidodinámica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Fires still remain as one of the most important safety risk in manned spacecraft. This problem will become even more important in long endurance non orbital flights in which maintenance will be non existing or very difficult. The basic process of a fire is the combustion of a solid at microgravity conditions in O2/N2 mixtures. Although a large number of research programs have been carried out on this problem, especially on flame spreading, several aspects of these processes are not yet well understood. It may be mentioned, for example, the temperature and characteristic of low emissivity flames in the visual range that take place in some conditions at microgravity; and there exists a lack of knowledge on the influence of key parameters, such as convective flow velocities of the order of magnitude of typical oxygen diffusion velocities.

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Item ID: 6495
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/6495/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:6495
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Mar 2011 11:25
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 15:46
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