spontaneous combustion

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spon·ta·ne·ous com·bus·tion

the ignition of a mass of material by heat developed within it by the oxidation of the substances composing it without external ignition.
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13, pressure fluctuations (kp) confirm the existence of auto ignition in the end gas zone.
Features: auto ignition, drop-down lid, clock - but no automatic programmer.
In comparison to gasoline, the engine lubrication oil is a fluid with high boiling point and high auto ignition temperature, with the values for these two characteristic temperatures being very close.
com/reports/c65866) has announced the addition of "Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) And Controlled Auto Ignition (CAI) Engines For The Automotive Industry" to their offering.
The results obtained from SI, HCCI and IQT highlights that FACE fuels and PRFs behave differently in all three conditions: rich autoignition as in the IQT, very lean auto ignition (HCCI) and stoichiometric (SI knock).
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