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Factors influencing the Height of the Combustion Levels attained in Flame Gases

Naturevolume 139pages289290 (1937) | Download Citation



DURING the past seven years, many hundreds of measurements of the combustion levels1 in flames and explosions have been made. They range from 70 to 99 per cent of the heat of combustion, and without exception they fit into the following analysis of the factors which tend to heighten or lower them.

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    NATURE, 139, 67 (1937).

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    Phil. Mag., 21, 280 (1936).

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    Phil. Mag., 18, 311 (1934).

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    Phil. Mag., 21, 280 (1936).

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    NATURE, 139, 67 (1937) ; also 138, 930 (1936).

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    Phil. Mag., 22, 513 (1936).

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  1. Engineering Department, University, Leeds

    • W. T. DAVID


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