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Deflagration-to-detonation Transition of H2-CO-Air Mixtures in a Partially Obstructed Channel


In this study an explosion channel is used to investigate flame dynamics in homogeneous hydrogencarbon monoxide-air (H2-CO-air) mixtures. The test rig is a small scale 6 m channel at a rectangular cross section of 300x60 mm. Obstacles of a blockage ratio of BR=60% and a spacing of s=300mm are placed in first part of the channel. A 2.05 m long unobstructed part in the rear of the channel allows for investigation of freely propagating flames and detonations. The fuel composition is varied from 100/0 to 50/50 Vol.-% H2/CO mixtures. The overall fuel content ranges from 15 to 40 Vol.-% in air aiming to obtain fast flames and deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT). Flame speed and dynamic pressure data are evaluated. Results extend data obtained by [1] and can be used for validation of numerical frameworks. Limits for fast flames and DDT in homogeneous H2-CO-air mixtures at the given geometry are presented.

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Countries: Germany

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Deflagration-to-detonation transition of H2-CO-Air mixtures in a partially obstructed channel

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