Aircraft Ground Fire Suppression and Rescue Systems--Basic Relationships in Military Fires.
Interim rept. 12 Jan-1 Sep 71 on Phases 1 and 2,
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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Experimental pool fires of JP5 3 ft and 10 ft in diameter were instrumented to measure heat fluxes, burning rates, and suppression characteristics. Test substrates included water, sand and gravel. In these tests the extinguishment system was designed to give a uniform rate of application over the burning fuel surface. The suppressant spray was characterized as to uniformity, average deop size, and interaction kinetics with the fuel surface. Radiation fluxes at varying distances from the fire were related to wind velocity, location of measuring station, type of substrate and the water content of the substrate. Fuel burning rates were related to wind velocity and substrate characteristics. Site preparations are described for 100 ft x 100 ft fires. Author
- Civil Engineering