Accession Number:

AD0685651

Title:

FIRE RESEARCH: A COLLECTION OF PAPERS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS COMBUSTION LAB

Report Date:

1968-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

A unified theory of pyrolysis and combustion of isolated cellulosic fuel elements is postulated in an attempt to understand the influence of the physical and chemical description of the fuel on the mass loss rates and the temperature history. Progress in experiments designed to simulate a mass fire is described. The main topics discussed are 1 method for measuring attenuation coefficient at any position in the flame, 2 preliminary results of temperature measurements in the flame, 3 burning rate measurements by measuring mass loss with time and 4 apparatus for measuring local convection andor radiation heat flux. An extensive bibliography concerning the theoretical aspects of radiation and convection coupling in radiating gases is also given in this section. A first model of smoulder spread on cellulosic fuels is discussed. Predictions agree well with the data available in the literature. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE