Combustion of Metals in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

Shao, Xie, Zhang, Liu, Lu, He, Huang
2020 Metals  
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,
more » ... 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.
doi:10.3390/met10010128 fatcat:ifsoqt7eyrdltpcbfc66je5jjq