Spacecraft Fire Detection: Smoke Properties and Transport in Low-Gravity
David, Urban, et al. (2008). "Spacecraft Fire Detection: Smoke Properties and Transport in Low-Gravity." 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Results from a recent smoke particle size measurement experiment conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) are presented along with the results from a model of the transport of smoke in the ISS. The experimental results show that, for the materials tested, a substantial portion of the smoke particles are below 500 nm in diameter. The smoke transport model demonstrated that mixing dominates the smoke transport and that consequently detection times are longer than in normal gravity.
DOI: doi:10.2514/6.2008-806 10.2514/6.2008-806