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Experimental study of solid fuel ignition in a confined enclosure
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Experimental study of solid fuel ignition in a confined enclosure
Kim, Yeong-Gwan; Baek, Seung-Uk;
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An experimental study has been conducted to explore the behaviors of the radiative ignition of polymethylmetacrylate(PMMA) in a confined enclosure such as the ignition delay time, PMMA surface temperature, the ignition location and the ignition process. In addition, the effects of hot wall orientation on the ignition delay and PMMA surface temperature were studied. When the hot wall is located at the bottom, ignition delay time is the shortest. Ignition surface temperature becomes the lowest for the hot top wall case. These are due to buoyancy effect. Since the radiative heat flux of hot wall is rather lower than laser source, the ignition is considered to be controlled by the mixing process. Therefore, the ignition location, where appropriate mixture of fuel and oxygen exists, occurs near the hot wall. The flame propagates along the hot wall where there exists sufficient oxygen.
Gas Phase Ignition;Ignition Delay;Ignition Point;PMMA Surface Temperature;Buoyancy Effect;Mixing-Controlled Ignition;Flame Propagation;
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