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Fast Turbulent Deflagration and DDT of Hydrogen-Air Mixtures in Small Obstructed Channel


An experimental study of flame propagation, acceleration and transition to detonation in hydrogen-air mixture in 2 m long rectangular cross section channel filled with obstacles located at the bottom wall was performed. The initial conditions of the hydrogen-air mixture were 0.1 MPa and 293 K. Three different cases of obstacle height (blockage ratio 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75) and four cases of obstacle density were studied with the channel height equal to 0.08 m. The channel width was 0.11 m in all experiments. The propagation of flame and pressure waves was monitored by four pressure transducers and four in house ion probes. The pairs of transducers and probes were placed at various locations along the channel in order to get information about the progress of the phenomena along the channel. To examine the influence of mixture composition on flame propagation and DDT the experiments were performed for the compositions of 20%, 25% and 29.6% of H2 in air by volume. As a result of the experiments the deflagration and detonation regimes and velocities of flame propagation in the obstructed channel were determined.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: Poland

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