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Model for the Burning of a Horizontal Slab of Wood: Status Report (NISTIR 5499)



Kenneth D. Steckler, Anthony P. Hamins, Takashi Kashiwagi


We are in the process of developing a burning-rate model for char-forming materials. Currently, the combustion of a horizontal slab of wood, exposed to an external radiant source, is being modeled in terms of two coupled sub-models which simulate gas and solid (condensed) phase processes. Although there are still problems with the solid-phase model, the results to date are encouraging.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5499
Report Number


fire research, wood, slabs (members), burning rate, char, combustion, vapor phases, solid phases


Steckler, K. , Hamins, A. and Kashiwagi, T. (1994), Model for the Burning of a Horizontal Slab of Wood: Status Report (NISTIR 5499), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created September 1, 1994, Updated November 10, 2018