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David L. Urban

Bio: David L. Urban is an academic researcher from Glenn Research Center. The author has contributed to research in topics: Diffusion flame & Flame spread. The author has an hindex of 26, co-authored 139 publications receiving 2547 citations.


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TL;DR: In this paper, the kinetic parameters governing the thermal and oxidative degradation of flexible polyurethane foam are determined using thermogravimetric data and a genetic algorithm using a lumped model of solid mass loss based on Arrhenius-type reaction rates.

238 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a laminar gas jet diffusion flames were measured for burning, methane, ethane, and propane in quiescentral air, and the normalized lengths of both buoyant and non-buoyant flames were proportional to the source Reynolds number.

125 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, experiments were conducted to assess the variation of the ignition delay of PMMA in sub-atmospheric pressures and elevated oxygen concentrations, and the results provided further insight about the effect of the environmental conditions on the flammability of materials, and guidance about fire safety in low pressure environments.

83 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors measured the laminar smoke point properties of non-buoyant flames, due to their relevance to many industrial processes where effects of buoyancy are small.

82 citations


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01 Jan 2007

1,932 citations

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01 Jul 1968-Nature
TL;DR: The Thermophysical Properties Research Literature Retrieval Guide as discussed by the authors was published by Y. S. Touloukian, J. K. Gerritsen and N. Y. Moore.
Abstract: Thermophysical Properties Research Literature Retrieval Guide Edited by Y. S. Touloukian, J. K. Gerritsen and N. Y. Moore Second edition, revised and expanded. Book 1: Pp. xxi + 819. Book 2: Pp.621. Book 3: Pp. ix + 1315. (New York: Plenum Press, 1967.) n.p.

1,240 citations

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01 Jan 2022

818 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass, and the individual reaction mechanisms of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin are initially described.

441 citations