Accession Number:

ADA002124

Title:

Physical Models of Fires and Their Associated Environment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Analytical models for fires and their associated environment may be useful tools for predicting and studying the dynamics of flow surrounding a source of disturbance and for studying the production and distribution of pollutants that result from combustion, photochemical processes, etc. The state of the art of fire and environmental flow dynamics is not satisfactorily developed at the present time. Flow field equations are presented as time- smoothed equations of change for an incompressible fluid, and subsequently reduced to simplified two-dimensional flows. The present state of the art allows these equations to be extended to the 2-D fire front as well as the axisymmetric fire plume.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE