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The Spectral Radiance Growth Flame Temperatures, and Flammability Behavior of Large-scale Spherical, Combustion Waves.
Hertzberg-M; Johnson-AL; Kuchta-JM; Furno-AL
16th Symp on Combustion Mit 1976 :767-776
Flame temperature of spherical combustion waves were reliably measured using the absolute infrared emissions of the 4.4 Um band of co2, and they compared favorably with calculated adiabatic values for uninhibited mixtures. The overall experimental method was shown to give useful emissivity data at large optical paths and elevated temperatures. The measured radiance growth patterns were resolvable into two components: an emissivity growth component and an adiabatic compression component. In addition, the data provide some insight into overall flammability behavior and its relationship to natural convection.
16th Symp. on Combustion, Mit, 1976; Pub. by Combustion Inst., Pgh., Pennsylvania, 1977, PP. 767-776
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