SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1995

Promoted Combustion of Pure Metals in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres


The combustion behavior of several elemental materials was studied using their threshold pressures (minimum pressure required to sustain combustion in 3.2-mm-(0.13-inch) diameter rod) as the ranking criterion in a promoted combustion test apparatus. Test media varied from 100% aviator's breathing oxygen to air and the test pressures varied from ambient to 70 MPa (10,000 psi).

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Sircar, S
Corporate Research and Development, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, VA
Stoltzfus, J
NASA Laboratories Office, White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, NM
Bryan, C
NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL
Kazaroff, J
NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH
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Developed by Committee: G04
Pages: 100–106
DOI: 10.1520/STP16430S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5314-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2004-4