burning rate

burning rate

[′bər·niŋ ‚rāt]
(materials)
The tendency and rate of materials to burn at given temperatures, in contrast to melting or disintegrating.

burning rate

A measure of the tendency of plastics to burn at given temperatures. Certain plastics, such as those based on shellac, burn readily at comparatively low temperatures. Others melt or disintegrate without actually burning, or burn only if exposed to direct flame.
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HOUSTON (CyHAN)- The Burning Rate Emulator is a gas fuel investigation attempting to emulate the burning of solids to improve our understanding of materials''flammability over a wide range of conditions.
What has kept hybrid-rocket fuels out of shuttle designs, as well as out of any existing plans for rockets that carry heavy loads, is the fuels' slow burning rate.
After extensive searches of the chemistry and physics literature, Karabeyoglu finally traced the reason for the quick burning rate to a property of some thin liquid films that was first reported in 1966.
We mentioned earlier that peroxides vary widely in their flammability and burning rate.
The burning rate models are also presented as an aid to understanding the rate-controlling steps of combustion processes, thus demonstrating the relationships of burning rate versus pressure and initial temperature.
Appendix B: Measurements of Burning Rate and Combustion Wave Structure Appendix C: Dynamics in Flow Field