Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 555–562 | Cite as

Experimental investigation of combustion of a gasless pelletized mixture of Ti + 0.5C in argon and nitrogen coflows

  • B. S. Seplyarskii
  • A. G. Tarasov
  • R. A. Kochetkov


Combustion of a pelletized mixture of titanium and carbon black placed in a quartz tube and exposed to a flow of argon or nitrogen is studied. The gas flow (cocurrent filtration) is provided by a fixed pressure gradient at the inlet and outlet of the tube, which did not exceed 1 atm. The possible modes of combustion of pelletized mixtures related to the presence of a more complex hierarchy of scales (micro, macro, and meso) compared to that of powder mixtures (micro, macro) are analyzed. A comparison is made of the burning rates of powder and pelletized mixtures. An increase in the burning rate when using pelletized mixtures was found experimentally. It is shown that the gas coflow through the pelletized mixture of Ti + 0.5C leads to an increase in the burning rate. It is established that the propagation of the flame front of the pelletized mixture of Ti + 0.5C in flows of nitrogen and argon is controlled by different reactions. In contrast to combustion of powder mixtures of Ti + 0.5C, in combustion of pelletized mixtures of Ti + 0.5C in a nitrogen flow, only one front is observed. It is proved that radiation plays a significant role in the propagation of the combustion front in the pelletized mixture of Ti + 0.5C.


mixture of Ti + 0.5C pelletized composition combustion modes burning rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Seplyarskii
    • 1
  • A. G. Tarasov
    • 1
  • R. A. Kochetkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Problems of Materials ScienceRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussia

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