Overview of the “Solid Combustion” Experiment and the Solid Combustion Experiment Module

DOI:10.15011/ijmsa.32.320407
Int. J. Microgravity Sci. Appl. 2015p320407
Author
M. KIKUCHI
Organization
JEM Utilization Center, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Abstract
This paper describes overview of the “Solid Combustion” experiment to be performed in Kibo on the ISS. In this experiment, three types of solid material (polyethylene insulated wires, thin PMMA sheets and thin filter papers) are selected as test samples. Flammability of these materials are quantitatively determined in microgravity by evaluating the limits of two fundamental processes of solid material combustion, which are (1) ignition limit of the solid material, and (2) flame spread limit (extinction limit) over the solid material. Results from “Solid Combustion” will play an important basis of another experiment called “FLARE”. Overview of the Solid Combustion Experiment Module, to be developed for executing the “Solid Combustion” and “FLARE” experiment, is also introduced in this paper.
Keyword(s)
Solid Combustion, Material Flammability, Microgravity, Kibo, ISS
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Received 7 Aug. 2015, accepted 15 Oct. 2015, published 31 Oct. 2015

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