The effect of perturbed heating on the ignition of a combustible solid

D. Glenn Lasseigne*, W Edward Olmstead

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Abstract

An investigation is made of the situation in which the external heating of a combustible solid is subjected to a small decrease. An integral equation is derived which relates the heating perturbation to the tendency toward thermal runaway leading to ignition. An analysis of the integral equation reveals conditions under which thermal runaway (i) always occur, (ii) never occurs and (iii) is delayed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1581-1587
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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