A detection method, using ionisation sensors and a digital
storage oscilloscope, was developed to measure flame speeds in a
51 mm 1.0. mild steel pipe. Using a spark ignition, the system
could only measure slow flames due to premature triggering of the
oscilloscope by the spark. Flame speeds of 99 ms-1 and 145 ms-1
for 1.45 m and 2.45 m run-up lengths were recorded. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.