The model of large boron particles combustion

G. V. Ermolaev, A. V. Zaitsev

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High mass and volumetric heat of combustion makes boron a promising component of solid fuel for ramjet-propulsion systems. Its application is limited by the complexity of the organization of combustion with a high effectivity. Experimental studies of single boron particles combustion demonstrate several unique features not specific for other materials: a variable ignition temperature, two combustion stages, a drastic reduction of the burning rate for particles size of several microns and less. Models that try to predict combustion rate in the entire range of temperatures, concentrations and particle sizes are not physically obvious, difficult to reproduce, and do not show desirable for real applications accuracy. A simple diffusion model of combustion of boron particles is proposed, it describes the combustion of 34.5 and 44.2 micron particles at temperatures above 2240 K with 20% error.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXV Conference on High-Energy Processes in Condensed Matter, HEPCM 2017
Subtitle of host publicationDedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RAS
Editors Fomin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415782
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2017
Event25th Conference on High-Energy Processes in Condensed Matter, HEPCM 2017 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


Conference25th Conference on High-Energy Processes in Condensed Matter, HEPCM 2017
CountryRussian Federation



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