Experimental investigations were conducted on the effects of volatile additives in inducing and intensifying the microexplosion of combusting carbon slurry droplets. The mixture explosion temperatures were determined, and a new droplet generator capable of producing small droplets of well-controlled size was developed for the slurry fuel used. Agglomerate fragments produced through microexplosion were collected by using an impactor-type sampling probe and statistically analyzed. Results show that the fragment sizes follow the log-normal distribution, and that addition of 5% volatile miscible fuels to the carbon slurry can substantially reduce the mean fragment size.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Fuel Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science