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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Aircraft Engine

Detailed Investigation of Heat Flux Measurements Made in a Standard Propane-Air Fire-Certification Burner Compared to Levels Derived From a Low-Temperature Analog Burner

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Abd. Rahim Abu Talib

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia

Andrew J. Neely

University of New South Wales, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Australian Defense Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Canberra ACT 2600, Australiae-mail: a.neely@adfa.edu.au

Peter T. Ireland

University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, UKe-mail: peter.Ireland@eng.ox.ac.uk

Andrew J. Mullender

Rolls-Royce plc., Fire Precautions Group, P.O. Box 31, Derby, DE24 8Bj, UKe-mail: andy.mullender@rolls-royce.com

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 127(2), 249-256 (Apr 15, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1806454 History: Received October 01, 2002; Revised March 01, 2003; Online April 15, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Figures

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ISO2685 standard large (propane-air) fire-test burner 1
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ISO burner temperature calibrations
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Enameled Inconel disk painted with 4 platinum TFGs
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TFG Constant current source circuit diagram 20
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Side view schematic of fire test set up
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TFG water-cooled heat flux gauge system
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Heat flux distribution across half of the test plane of the ISO burner plume (circle and dotted lines indicates the position of burner head)
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Heat flux distribution on half of the test-plane from low-temperature analog burner scaled to flame conditions
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Comparison of heat flux data at vertical central displacement of the burner
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Use of a Gardon gauge to measure central heat flux in the ISO burner flame
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Boundary layer development on a plate with an unheated starting length, ξ
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Schematic representation of the impingement plume
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Wall temperature discontinuity factor distributions. Average factor=1.467.
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Plume rise effects on the wall temperature discontinuity factor

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