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Publication Citation: Extinguishment of Cup Burner Flames of Propane and the Aerosol Can Simulator Fuel by CF3Br and C2HF5

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Author(s): Gregory T. Linteris; Fumiaki Takahashi; Viswanath R. Katta; Oliver Meier;
Title: Extinguishment of Cup Burner Flames of Propane and the Aerosol Can Simulator Fuel by CF3Br and C2HF5
Published: April 24, 2012
Abstract: Calculations have been performed for co-flow diffusion flames of propane and a propane-ethanol-water fuel mixture, prescribed for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aerosol Can Simulator, in the cup-burner configuration, with added CF3Br and C2HF5. The time-dependent, two-dimensional numerical code, which includes a detailed kinetic model (177 species and 2986 reactions) and diffusive transport, has predicted the minimum extinguishing concentration of agent and revealed the unique two-zone flame structure causing combustion enhancement by C2HF5 in zero gravity.
Proceedings: 2012 Central States Section Spring Technical Meeting, Combustion Institute
Pages: pp. 1 - 6
Location: Dayton, OH
Dates: April 22-24, 2012
Keywords: Aircraft cargo-bay fire suppression; Halon replacement; Diffusion flame stabilization; Reaction kernel; clean agent fire suppression; combustion enhancement
Research Areas: Fire Materials Research
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