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Numerical Modeling for Combustion of Thermoplastic Materials in Microgravity

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Author(s)

Kathryn M. Butler

Abstract

A time-dependent, three-dimensional numerical model is under development to predict the temperature field, burning rate, and buttle bursting characteristics of burning thermoplastic materials in microgravity. Model results will be compared with experiments performed under microgravity and normal gravity conditions. The model will then be used to study the effects of variations in material properties and combustion conditions on burning rate and combustion behavior.
Proceedings Title
Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Fourth (4th) International. Proceedings, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Conference Dates
May 19-21, 1997
Conference Location
Cleveland, OH

Keywords

thermoplastics, combustion, microgravity, combustion models, numerical analysis

Citation

Butler, K. (1997), Numerical Modeling for Combustion of Thermoplastic Materials in Microgravity, Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Fourth (4th) International. Proceedings, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911909 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created May 19, 1997, Updated February 19, 2017