Physical Models of Fires and Their Associated Environment
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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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.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Safety Engineering