Towards scaling laws for DDT in obstructed channels

Elaine S. Oran & Vadim N. Gamezo
In a coal mine, natural gas can leak through walls and accumulate in enclosed regions that are no longer being mined or ventilated. If there is an accidental spark in the region containing this gas, it can ignite a flame that may transition to detonation (DDT). An important problem is to assess if, when, and where DDT can occur, and thus provide information needed to design strong enough barriers to protect active mining areas. We...

Registration Year

  • 2020

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  • Text


  • Texas A&M University
  • United States Naval Research Laboratory