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Combustion Models for Wooden Brands.

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Author(s)

J P. Woycheese, P J. Pagni

Abstract

Eight combustion models for burning brands are reviewed. An averaged stagnation-point burning model, using the chemical properties of wood, is used here. Maximum propagation distances are calculated for disk-shaped brands lofted in large fires, such as occur after earthquakes or at urban/wildland interfaces. Lofting in the fire plume and propagation downwind are approximated here with distinct flow fields: a Baum and McCaffrey model for the plume and a constant horizontal velocity driving downwind propagation. In the plume, the brands rise with maximum drag and no lift. During propagation, both lift and drag act on the brand. It is assumed to have a fixed angle of attack, 35 deg
Proceedings Title
International Conference on Fire Research and Engineering (ICFRE3), Third (3rd). Proceedings. Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
Conference Dates
October 4-8, 1999
Conference Location
Chicago, IL

Keywords

fire research, fire protection engineering, combustion models, wood, earthquakes, wildland urban interface, equations, fire plumes

Citation

Woycheese, J. and Pagni, P. (1999), Combustion Models for Wooden Brands., International Conference on Fire Research and Engineering (ICFRE3), Third (3rd). Proceedings. Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), Chicago, IL, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916936 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created October 4, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017