Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 549–553 | Cite as

Flame propagation over liquid alcohols

Part II. Steady propagation regimes
  • E. Degroote
  • P. L. García Ybarra


The different spreading regimes above liquid fuels have been experimentally characterized for surface temperatures close to the flash-point temperature. Two different spreading regimes are observed: for temperatures larger than some critical value, flame spreading velocity is well described by the De Ris solid fuel-like model. For temperature values lower than the critical one, a preheating thermocapillary region has been observed in the fuel, which can be described by a purely thermodynamic non-reactive model. The critical transition temperature has shown to present common characteristics for the four alcohols used in the experiments.

temperature combustion flame spreading fuels heat transfer 


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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Degroote
    • 1
  • P. L. García Ybarra
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Dep. Ciencia y Tecnología Aplicadas, E. U. I. T. Agrícolas, Ciudad Universitaria
  2. 2.CIEMAT

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