High pressure ignition of boron in reduced oxygen atmospheres

R. O. Foelsche, M. J. Spalding, R. L. Burton, H. Krier

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Boron ignition delay times for 24 μm diameter particles have been measured behind the reflected shock at a shock tube endwall in reduced oxygen atmospheres and in a combustion bomb at higher pressures in the products of a hydrogen/oxygen/nitrogen reaction. The shock tube study independently varies temperature (1400 - 3200 K), pressure (8.5, 34 atm), and ignition-enhancer additives (water vapor, fluorine compounds). A combustion chamber is used at a peak pressure of 157 atm and temperature in excess of 2800 K to study ignition delays at higher pressures than are possible in the shock tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1995Nov 30 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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