Pressure limits of flame propagation of pure hydrocarbon-air mixtures at reduced pressure

Spakowski, Adolph E.
naca-rm-e52h15
1952


An investigation was made of the pressure concentration limits of flame propagation in glass tubes for 18 high-boiling hydrocarbons mixed with air. The concentration limits were correlated with molecular weight. Relations were also derived between the flammability range and the molecular weight and between the rich and lean limits.

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