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Study on hybrid combustion of aero-suspensions of boron-aluminum powders in a quiescent reaction medium

Afzalabadi, A and Poorfar, AK and Bidabadi, M and Moghadasi, H and Hochgreb, S and Rahbari, A and Dubois, C (2016) Study on hybrid combustion of aero-suspensions of boron-aluminum powders in a quiescent reaction medium. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. ISSN 0950-4230

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Abstract

© 2017. The present research deals with a hybrid combustion of aluminum/boron dust particles in a heterogeneous quiescent reaction medium with spatially discrete heat sources. A developed thermal model is employed to estimate flame propagation speed in a reaction medium. The burning velocity and minimum ignition energy are studied parametrically as a function of dust concentration and particle diameter for different percentages of boron powder in a hybrid mixture of aluminum/boron dust cloud. The model shows that the addition of boron powder as a component of the mixture decreases the burning rate and causes a higher amount of minimum ignition energy needed for ignition, owing to the role of boron as a heat sink. Comparison of the simulation results with the available experimental data shows that the model captures the flame propagation speed as a function of particle concentration, except at very low concentrations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2017 20:07
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 01:43
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