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To: tacticalogic
Ground aluminum is what burns ferociously and is not as hard to light. I think that is what some people are thinking of. Since the inside of the combustion chamber gets pretty darn not, and aluminum engines don't immediately vaporize is proof that solid aluminum won't burn from any kind of crash.

If it would, most race cars would explode, as many of them are made out of titanium and aluminum.

37 posted on 07/27/2012 3:19:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Don’t they use aluminum powder in rocket fuel?

Powder vs solid form makes all the difference when burning it.


42 posted on 07/27/2012 3:26:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: UCANSEE2

IIRC the aluminum armor of one of the British warships was set off by anti-ship missiles during the Falklands war, so you can get solid aluminum burning but it takes temps higher than you can produce with any kind of petroleum fire to do it.


50 posted on 07/27/2012 3:36:31 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I have vaporized a few pistons in my lifetime. 2 strokes and exoctic fuel mixes will do amazing things when things go wrong.

LLS


89 posted on 07/27/2012 5:41:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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