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Combustion of Metals in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

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State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
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Science and Technology on Plasma Dynamics Laboratory, Air Force Engineering University, Xian 710043, China
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Metals 2020, 10(1), 128; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10010128 (registering DOI)
Received: 11 November 2019 / Revised: 8 January 2020 / Accepted: 12 January 2020 / Published: 15 January 2020
Metal combustion is one of the main issues threatening service safety in oxygen-enriched atmospheres, leading to unexpected explosions in rocket engines. This paper reviews the recent development of metals combustion in oxygen-enriched atmospheres. Test methods under three typical conditions and combustion behaviors of three typical metals are mainly discussed. The microstructures of the combustion areas of tested samples in stainless steels, nickel superalloys, and titanium alloys are similar, containing an oxide zone, a melting zone, and a heat-affected zone. The development trend of metal combustion in oxygen-enriched atmospheres in the future is also forecasted. View Full-Text
Keywords: metals combustion; combustion behaviors; oxygen-enriched atmospheres metals combustion; combustion behaviors; oxygen-enriched atmospheres
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Shao, L.; Xie, G.; Zhang, C.; Liu, X.; Lu, W.; He, G.; Huang, J. Combustion of Metals in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres. Metals 2020, 10, 128.

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