Accession Number : AD0474283


Title :   THE EFFECT OF WIND ON FLAMES (CONTINUATION STUDY).


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA UNIV RESEARCH INST NORMAN


Personal Author(s) : Welker, J R ; Sliepcevich, C M


Report Date : 15 Nov 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : This report presents the results of a systematic investigation of the effect of wind on liquid pool fires. The primary result of the investigation was the measurement and correlation of flame angles of tilt. In addition, data were obtained for fuel burning rates, flame size, flame radiation, and wake gas temperatures. The unexpected phenomenon of flame trailing was measured and correlated. Analysis of the flame bending data was facilitated by assuming a model of the wind-blown flame and using a momentum balance equation to express the flame bending mathematically. The extent of flame bending was found to depend primarily on the Reynolds number, the Froude number, and the ratio of fuel vapor density to ambient air density. In addition to the studies on wind-blown flames, an investigation was started into the behavior of interacting liquid-fueled fires. A basic study into radiation heat transfer was started for calculating heat transfer from flames. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FLAMES , *BURNING RATE , WIND , FUELS , FIRES , COMBUSTION , LIQUIDS , HYDROCARBONS , CYCLOHEXANES , HEAT TRANSFER , CONVECTION , THERMAL RADIATION , WAKE , FLAME PROPAGATION , WIND TUNNELS , INSTRUMENTATION , CARBINOLS , BENZENE , ALKANES , ACETONES , NOMOGRAPHS , TABLES(DATA) , EQUATIONS


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE