Combustion of Polymethylmethacrylate Spheres at Normal and Reduced Gravity (NISTIR 5904)
Jiann C. Yang, Anthony P. Hamins, N Gorchkov, M Glover
Polymer combustion is a highly complicated process where chemical reactions may occur not only in the gas phase, but also in the condensed phase as well as at the solid-gas interphase. The complication arises due to the coupling between the condensed phase and gas phase phenomena. While some polymers form a char layer during combustion, others exhibit swelling, bubbling, melting, sputtering, and multi-stage combustion. The combustion of polymeric materials is related to many applications including solid and hybrid rocket propulsion, and of recent interest, waste incineration.
, Hamins, A.
, Gorchkov, N.
and Glover, M.
Combustion of Polymethylmethacrylate Spheres at Normal and Reduced Gravity (NISTIR 5904), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.5904
(Accessed December 5, 2023)