Reconfigurable Fan-Stirred Flame Bomb with Optical Access Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 by Anibal Morones, Victor Leon, Eric L. Petersen. A new fan-stirred flame bomb apparatus is introduced. This is the second iteration of such a device by this group. The present version extends the test domain of pressure and temperature to at least 10 atm and 150C, respectively. To further the experimental pressure, a vented deflagration mode of operation has been considered. This bomb has two breaches that can be used as vents when fitted with the proper diaphragm or burst disk. This vessel has now 4 windows and has been prepared to make use of optical diagnostics that demand two orthogonal lines of sight. The range of turbulence fluctuation is also increased to 10 m/s, and spatial distribution of the fans is improved with respect to the original design. Further details on the turbulence generation and its control is provided.

name of conference

  • 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

published proceedings

  • 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Morones, A., Leon, V. J., & Petersen, E. L.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Morones, Anibal||Leon, Victor J||Petersen, Eric L

publication date

  • January 2017