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Fundamental Combustion Characteristics of Hydrogenous Mixtures

  • Boris E. Gelfand
  • Mikhail V. Silnikov
  • Sergey P. Medvedev
  • Sergey V. Khomik
Chapter
Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Abstract

A laminar flame velocity is one of the fundamental characteristics of premixed combustible gas reactivity. It specifies an amount of mixture reacting across a unit flame front area per unit time. According to the classical definition, a laminar flame (combustion) velocity is the expansion rate of a flat one-dimensional flame front in the direction normal to the wave surface with respect to the unburned gas [1].

Keywords

Combustion Laminar flame Turbulent flame 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris E. Gelfand
    • 1
  • Mikhail V. Silnikov
    • 2
  • Sergey P. Medvedev
    • 1
  • Sergey V. Khomik
    • 1
  1. 1.N.N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Special Materials Corp.Saint PetersburgRussia

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