Accession Number:

AD0642866

Title:

EQUIPMENT DESIGN FOR TEST OF FIRE STORM ENVIRONMENTAL MODEL.

Descriptive Note:

Summary of research rept.,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Equipment was constructed which can be used to perform model experiments of fluid motion phenomena occurring in large scale fires. The equipment consists of a porous bed six feet in diameter placed in the center of a flat platform 16 feet in width. Heated air or combustible gas is supplied beneath the porous bed to produce either a column of buoyant air or a fire. Adjustable vertical baffler placed around the periphery of the platform are used to control the development of vortex flow in the column. The purpose of the experiments which can be performed with the facility is to validate previous theoretical studies of mass fires or to define approaches and assumptions made in the studies which need modification. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE