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Modeling Study of the Behavior of Liquid Fire Suppression Agents in a Simulated Engine Nacelle



J W. Fleming, Jiann C. Yang


This paper reports a modeling study to determine the fire suppression potential for compounds based on their evaporation and transport behavior in a simulated engine nacelle. There is a high likelihood that low boiling point liquids will be required to provide fire protection in many scenarios, including engine nacelles. In such high, non-trivial flow environments, the performance of the suppression agent depends on a number of parameters including physical properties of the agent (heat capacity, boiling point, and heat of vaporization), the application temperature, and the flow-imposed time constraints for evaporation.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings HOTWC 2004
Conference Dates
May 4-6, 2004
Conference Location
Albuquerque, NM, US
Conference Title
Halon Options Technical Working Conference, 14th


droplet, engine nacelle, evaporation, fire suppression, modeling, vapor loading


Fleming, J. and Yang, J. (2004), Modeling Study of the Behavior of Liquid Fire Suppression Agents in a Simulated Engine Nacelle, Proceedings HOTWC 2004 , Albuquerque, NM, US, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created May 5, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021