Subwoofer and nanotube butterfly acoustic flame extinction

Ali E. Aliev*, Nathanael K. Mayo, Ray H. Baughman, Brent T. Mills, Ed Habtour

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    Abstract

    Nonchemical flame control using acoustic waves from a subwoofer and a lightweight carbon nanotube thermoacoustic projector was demonstrated. The intent was to manipulate flame intensity, direction and propagation. The mechanisms of flame suppression using low frequency acoustic waves were discussed. Laminar flame control and extinction were achieved using a thermoacoustic 'butterfly' projector based on freestanding carbon nanotube sheets.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number29LT01
    JournalJournal of physics D: applied physics
    Volume50
    Issue number29
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017

    Keywords

    • acoustic waves
    • flame control
    • flame extinction
    • thermoacoustics

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    Aliev, A. E., Mayo, N. K., Baughman, R. H., Mills, B. T., & Habtour, E. (2017). Subwoofer and nanotube butterfly acoustic flame extinction. Journal of physics D: applied physics, 50(29), [29LT01]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aa78e5