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Marginally Flammable Materials: Burning Velocity of Trans-Dichloroethylene



Gregory T. Linteris, Valeri I. Babushok


The overpressure dynamics and explosion hazard of commodity materials under full-scale conditions are often assessed through laboratory measurements of their laminar burning velocity. We present the first measurements of the flame speed of trans-1,2-dicholorethylene (TDCE). Data are presented for a fuel stream consisting of TDCE/methane blends (in which the TDCE mole fraction is up to 0.9) for combustion with air at a fuel-air equivalence ratio φ of 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2. Data are also presented for stoichiometric flames of pure TDCE with the oxidizer stream having a range of oxygen mole fraction from 0.27 to 0.365, and at two values of the oxidizer oxygen mole fraction (0.32 and 0.365) over a range of equivalence ratio (0.65
Proceedings Title
Scale Modeling 3rd International Symposium. Proceedings. ISSM3-C8
Conference Dates
September 10-13, 2000
Conference Location


flammable materials, burning velocity, hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, dichloroethylene, flame speed


Linteris, G. and Babushok, V. (2000), Marginally Flammable Materials: Burning Velocity of Trans-Dichloroethylene, Scale Modeling 3rd International Symposium. Proceedings. ISSM3-C8, Nagoya, , [online], (Accessed July 13, 2024)


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Created September 10, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017