Numerical Simulation of Ignition of a Condensed Substance by a Particle Heated to High Temperatures

G. V. Kuznetsov, G. Ya Mamontov, G. V. Taratushkina

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The problem of ignition of a condensed substance by single particles heated up to high temperatures is solved within the framework of the two-dimensional heat-transfer model. Numerical studies are performed for typical materials: polyvinyl nitrate and carbonic particles. Regimes of ignition of a condensed substance by a single particle at relatively low temperatures are adequate in terms of the ignition delay to regimes of heating of the condensed substance by a gas flow without particles; at high temperatures, they correspond to regimes of heating by a metal plate with a fixed temperature. In a certain (rather narrow) range of particle temperatures, the use of the two-dimensional heat-transfer model yields ignition-delay values substantially different from other regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004



  • Condensed substance
  • High temperatures
  • Ignition
  • Numerical simulation
  • Particle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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