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Numerical Modeling for Combustion of Thermoplastic Materials in Microgravity


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Butler, K. M.

Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Fourth (4th) International. Proceedings. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Lewis Research Center. NASA Conference Publication 10194. May 19-21, 1997, Cleveland, OH, 249-254 pp, 1997.

Keywords:

thermoplastics; combustion; microgravity; combustion models; numerical analysis

Abstract:

A time-dependent, three-dimensional numerical model is under development to predict the temperature field, burning rate, and buttle bursting characteristics of burning thermoplastic materials in microgravity. Model results will be compared with experiments performed under microgravity and normal gravity conditions. The model will then be used to study the effects of variations in material properties and combustion conditions on burning rate and combustion behavior.