Ignition of a combustible solid by convection heating

D. Glenn Lasseigne*, W. E. Olmstead

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The effect of convecting heating on the ignition of a combustible solid is investigated. The investigation considers two distinct influences of the convection process, namely the magnitude of the convection coefficient and the magnitude of the external temperature relative to a critical level for reaction. The results indicate how various extreme conditions can either speed up or prolong ignition. Also it is shown how various combinations of these extremes can offset each other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-898
Number of pages13
JournalZAMP Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Applied Mathematics


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