The dynamic properties and thermal history of FeAl particles were estimated and assessed in this study. First, parameters of the detonation process for the investigated mixture were calculated using a thermochemical code. Next, the motion parameters and thermal history of the analyzed powder particles were assessed using computational fluid dynamics software and algorithms developed by the investigators. The appropriate models allowed for determination of melted volume (mass) fraction of a certain analyzed single particles that have diameters ranging from 10 to 160 μm. The results show that only the smallest particles melt under the investigated conditions. Moreover, the estimated radial distribution of the temperature inside the particles is almost homogeneous due to the relatively high FeAl thermal conductivity and relatively low thermal conductance of surface heat transfer. The calculated particle terminal velocity was compared to experimental data and to data from previous studies in the literature to determine the accordance of results among the data sets.

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