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Masao Kikuchi
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
CombustionAnalytical chemistryDrop (liquid)ChemistryFlame spread
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#1Akira Umemura (Nagoya University)H-Index: 13
#2Jun Osaka (Nagoya University)H-Index: 4
Last. Wataru Ono (Chiyoda Corporation)H-Index: 1
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A series of International Space Station (ISS) experiments were conducted to observe the disintegration feature of a water jet issued from an orifice/nozzle into atmospheric air. The purpose was to validate our proposal that any laminar liquid jet can spontaneously disintegrate by its own self-destabilizing loop formed along the jet. This paper reports the experiment results focusing on a water jet issued from a nozzle with a radius 0.4 mm and length 120 mm, in which the parabolic velocity profil...
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#1Masanori Saito (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Yurie Ohno (College of Science and Technology)
Last. MitsuakiTANABE (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 8
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#1Yasuko Yoshida (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 2
#2Kentaro Iwai (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 1
Last. Masaki NokuraH-Index: 1
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Abstract This research conducted microgravity experiments on the flame spread over droplet-cloud elements with strong droplet interaction aboard Kibo on the ISS. The droplet-cloud element represents a local droplet pattern appearing in randomly distributed droplet clouds near the group-combustion-excitation limit and consists of small-droplet-spacing droplets and large-droplet-spacing droplets. As droplet-cloud elements, we used four n-decane droplets, Droplets C, B, A and L, placed at fiber int...
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#1Masato Mikami (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 14
#2Yasuko Yoshida (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 2
Last. Yuji Kan (JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)H-Index: 1
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#1Yasuko Yoshida (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 2
#2Takehiko Seo (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 4
Last. Masao Kikuchi (JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)H-Index: 8
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#1Hiroshi Nomura (College of Industrial Technology)H-Index: 10
#2Yusuke Suganuma (College of Industrial Technology)H-Index: 4
Last. Masao Kikuchi (JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)H-Index: 8
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#1Tomoya Okuno (Tohoku University)H-Index: 2
#2Takaki Akiba (Tohoku University)H-Index: 1
Last. Kaoru Maruta (Tohoku University)H-Index: 36
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Abstract To examine the effect of Lewis number on the extinction boundary, flame regimes, and the formation of sporadic flames, microgravity experiments on counterflow flames for CH4/O2/Kr (Le ≈ 0.7–0.8) and CH4/O2/Xe (Le ≈ 0.5) mixtures, and three types of computations, which are one-dimensional computations with a PREMIX-based code using detailed chemistry, and three- and one-dimensional computations with the thermal-diffusion model using an overall one-step reaction were conducted. In the mic...
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#1Masato Mikami (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 14
#2Yasuko Yoshida (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 2
Last. Masaki NokuraH-Index: 1
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This research conducted microgravity experiments on the flame spread over randomly distributed n-decane-droplet clouds aboard the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” on the International Space Station. 67-152 droplets were distributed at intersections of a 30 × 30 square lattice with 14-micron SiC fibers placed in a combustion chamber. One droplet on the bottom side of lattice was ignited by a hot-wire igniter to start the flame spread. The burning behavior was observed by a digital camera. This p...
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#1Masato Mikami (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 14
#2Hidetaka Watari (Yamaguchi University)H-Index: 1
Last. Masao Kikuchi (JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)H-Index: 8
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#1Tomoya Okuno (Tohoku University)H-Index: 2
#2Hisasi Nakamura (Tohoku University)H-Index: 49
Last. Kaoru Maruta (Tohoku University)H-Index: 36
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Abstract To obtain an accurate and comprehensive understanding on the fuel-lean combustion limit, near-limit extinction boundary and flame regimes, experimental and numerical investigations using premixed counterflow flames were conducted for low-Lewis-number mixtures. Counterflow flame experiments were conducted under microgravity (2.2 ≦ a ≦ 12.9 s −1 ) and under normal gravity (35 ≦ a ≦ 150 s −1 ) using fuel-lean CH 4 /O 2 /CO 2 mixtures ( Le = 0.75) where a is the stretch rate. The mole fract...
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