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Effect of Temperature on the Infrared Radiation Properties of Methane.


pdf icon Effect of Temperature on the Infrared Radiation Properties of Methane. (494 K)
Fuss, S. P.; Ezekoye, O. A.; Hall, M. J.

Combustion Institute/Central and Western States (USA) and Combustion Institute/Mexican National Section and American Flame Research Committee. Combustion Fundamentals and Applications. Joint Technical Meeting. Proceedings. April 23-26, 1995, San Antonio, TX, Gore, J. P., Editor(s), 371-376 pp, 1995.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Keywords:

combustion; methane; temperature effects; infrared radiation; FT-IR; spectral absorptivity; gas temperature; absorptivity

Abstract:

In large scale fires, radiation feedback from the flame to the fuel surface can be an important factor determining the rate of fuel volatilization and the rate of flame spread. The radiant flux can be significantly attenuated by core gases that have absorption features in the infrared. Computer simulations that model flame spread require gas absorption data to accurately predict the radiation feedback.