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RE: F.I. Tech (was BSFC)

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Subject: RE: F.I. Tech (was BSFC)
From: "Waldron, James" <James.Waldron@CWUSA.COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 09:21:00 -0400
Ahhhhh...... (eeeee)

Isn't combustion a kind of thing where a fuel is combined with an oxidant
and a flame front travels across the mixture?  (But the flame front can
travel 'really fast' so that it may seem like an explosion.)

Isn't an 'explosion' a situation where the oxidizer is already in the
molecular structure with the fuel (i.e. not a fuel air mixture), a kind
of unstable chemical, that just needs a shock of some sort to make it
'convert' and give up it's energy - so that it can go all at once and
not have a 'flame front'?

(I clearly don't have a handle on this.)

Jim W.

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