A MODEL STUDY OF THE INTERACTION EFFECTS OF MASS FIRES.
Summary rept. no. 2,
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO
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This research program has confirmed the conclusion of the previous summary report that a valid model for studies of mass fires can be produced by using gaseous fuel sources. In addition to the basic requirement that the individual fuel sources produce flames that are of the buoyancy-controlled turbulent diffusion type, specific conclusions are presented as to their spacing, firing rate, number, and array pattern to produce different classes of flames. These classes are arrays of flames acting as single-point sources, acting as area sources, acting as a line source, and acting as a number of individual sources. A postulated close relation between line fires and area fires treated as if their perimeter were one-sided line fires was experimentally confirmed. Author