Gravitational effects in smoldering and SHS

Bernard J. Matkowsky*

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A number of problems involving gravitational effects on filtration combustion are analyzed. These are: (A) waves of reaction between a porous solid and a gas filtering between its pores, with the gas flow induced by buoyancy; (B) reaction waves in porous solids which melt prior to reaction forming a liquid suspension containing reactive particles whose density differs from that of the liquid bath, leading to particle separation; and (C) reaction waves in deformable porous media, which are used to synthesize high porosity materials in both gravity and microgravity environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNASA Conference Publication
Editors Anon
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 4th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop - Cleveland, OH, USA
Duration: May 19 1997May 21 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 4th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop
CityCleveland, OH, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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