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Journal articleRein G, Lautenberger C, Fernandez-Pello AC, et al., 2006,
Journal articleLautenberger C, Rein G, Fernandez-Pello C, 2006,
Journal articleRein G, Bar-Ilan A, Fernandez-Pello AC, et al., 2005,
Journal articleBar-Ilan A, Putzeys OM, Rein G, et al., 2005,
Journal articleBar-Ilan A, Rein G, Walther DC, et al., 2004,
Journal articleBar-Ilan A, Rein G, Fernandez-Pello AC, et al., 2004,
Conference paperBar-Ilan A, Rein G, Fernandez-Pello AC, et al., 2003,
Microgravity forward smolder experiments in the space shuttle
The Microgravity Smoldering Combustion (MSC) experiment is a study of the smolder characteristics of porous combustible materials in a microgravity environment. The objective of the study is to provide a better understanding of the controlling mechanisms of smolder for the purpose of control and prevention, both in normaland microgravity. Recently, two forward forced flow tests using air as oxidizer were conducted aboard the NASA Space Shuttle (STS-105 and STS-108 missions). A complimentary series of ground-based tests were conducted to determine the effect of gravity on the forward smolder propagation. A comparison of the tests conducted in normal- and microgravity indicates that smolder propagation velocities are higher in microgravity than in normal gravity, and that there is a greater tendency for a transition to flame in microgravity than in normal gravity. A one-dimensional numerical model of the microgravity forward smolder propagation is used to predict smolder propagation velocity. This finding has important implications from the point of view of fire safety in a space-based environment, since smolder can often occur in the forward mode and potentially lead to a smolder-initiated fire. © 2003 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.
Journal articleRein G, Torero JL, Ellzey JL, 2002,
Simulación de Combustión Latente en Flujo Directo, Revista Internacional de Métodos Numéricos para Cálculo y Diseño en Ingeniería, Vol: 18, Pages: 459-474
G Rein, JL Torero, JL Ellzey,
Journal articleLeach SV, Rein G, Ellzey JL, et al., 2000,
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