Multipoint Radiation Induced Ignition of Dust Explosions: Turbulent Clustering of Particles and Increased Transparency Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: We propose a theoretical substantiation of the alternative propagation mechanism explaining origin of the secondary explosion producing the high speeds of combustion and high overpressures in unconfined dust explosions. It is known that unconfined dust explosions consist of a relatively weak primary (turbulent) deflagrations followed by a devastating secondary explosion. The secondary explosions can propagate with a speed of up to 1000 m/s producing overpressures of over 8-10 atm. For example, the over …

publication date

  • October 8, 2017