Flame spread over inclined electrical wires with AC electric fields

Seung J. Lim, Sun H. Park, Jeong Park, Osamu Fujita, Sang I. Keel, Suk Ho Chung

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Flame spread over polyethylene-insulated electrical wires was studied experimentally with applied alternating current (AC) by varying the inclination angle (θ), applied voltage (VAC), and frequency (fAC). For the baseline case with no electric field applied, the flame spread rate and the flame width of downwardly spreading flames (DSFs) decreased from the horizontal case for −20° ≤ θ 
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-92
Number of pages11
JournalCombustion and Flame
StatePublished - Jul 21 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research was supported by the SGER (C-D-2016-1210) Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (2016-2017). S.H. Chung was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and O. Fujita was supported by JAXA as a candidate experiment for the third stage use of JEM/ISS titled “Evaluation of gravity impact on combustion phenomenon of solid material towards higher fire safety” (called as “FLARE”).


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