IGNITABILITY OF ANECHOIC CHAMBER FOAM BY ELECTRIC CURRENTS.

M. A. Plonus*

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Abstract

Anechoic chamber foams are easily ignited by passage of current through them. Two distinct ignition processes can be observed. The first is a contact fire that results when two sharp points which are at a potential difference of more than 100 v touch the conducting foam. The second is an I**2R heating of the interior of the foam which begins with smoldering, then a glowing chunk of foam inside the material which grows and usually ignites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Volume63
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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