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Cool Flames Investigation with Gases (CFI-G)

Cool Flames Investigation with Gases (CFI-G)

Cool diffusion flames were discovered during droplet combustion experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2012, and this initiated a rapidly growing field of combustion research.  Droplet experiments necessarily involve unsteady burning rates, so cool diffusion flames have never been observed as steady spherical flames.  A natural progression toward understanding cool diffusion flames is to observe quasi-steady spherical flames on porous burners, and this is the topic of this research.  The flames to be studied are rich in the physics and chemistry of combustion and thermal transport processes.

This experiment was selected for spaceflight by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).




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