Journal of engineering physics

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 845–847 | Cite as

Time to ignite a gas with a friction spark

  • V. V. Kalinchak
  • Yu. M. Mikhel'


The authors examine a simplified model of unsteady thermal ignition of a gas by a friction spark (or a hot body) in order to find the ignition time.


Statistical Physic Ignition Time Thermal Ignition 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Kalinchak
    • 1
  • Yu. M. Mikhel'
    • 1
  1. 1.Odessa State University im I. I. MechnikovUSSR

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