Combustion & Explosions

  • Due Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


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• There are two types of combustion: deflagration and detonation
• Deflagration is slow combustion, such as flames, fires and gasoline explosions.
• Detonation is rapid combustion, such as high explosives and atomic blasts.
• Large deflagrations used in special effects are often dust or vapor explosions.
• Detonation explosions produce dangerous high-pressure blast waves.

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