Accession Number : AD1043189


Title :   Dust Cloud Combustion for Defeat of Airborne Bio-WMD


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,18 Jul 2011,31 Aug 2016


Corporate Author : McGill University Montreal United States


Personal Author(s) : Frost,David L ; Glumac,Nick


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1043189.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 211


Abstract : The objective of the present research is to build on our understanding of the fundamental properties of propagating large-scale dust flames by addressing i) the hydrodynamics of dust dispersion, and ii) determining dust flame properties, including speed and propagation limits, scaling laws, and radiative properties. This project consists of a combination of lab- and field-scale experiments utilizing optical and spectroscopic techniques coupled with the development of thermochemical models supported by hydrocode computations. The thermal structure of propagating and stabilized dust flames has been determined and spectroscopic measurements give insight into the particle combustion regime.


Descriptors :   weapons of mass destruction , hydrodynamics , combustion , energetic materials , flame propagation , biocides , methane , powder metals , particulate matter


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Air Pollution and Control
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE