PRESLHY Experiment series WP 5.3 (Flame propagation over a spill of LH2)
In the frame of the PRESLHY project W.P. 5.3. a series of experiments was carried out. The phenomena of cryogenic hydrogen combustion in a layer geometry relevant to flame spread over the spill of LH2 and flame acceleration and deflagration-detonation-transition for cryogenic hydrogen-air clouds in an enclosure were studied. The objective of work was completing the experimental database on cryogenic LH2 combustion, including laminar steady state and turbulent combustion and detonation of LH2 and gaseous hydrogen in air at cryogenic temperatures. The presented video files demonstrate the behavior of combustion, its speed and acceleration, under various initial conditions: temperature, pressure, block ratio.