Radiation Transport Measurements in Methanol Pool Fires with Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. NIST GCR 09-922
Pool fires are buoyancy-driven diffusion flames fed by the vaporization of a horizontally aligned, condensed-phase fuel. Volatile liquids and solids can serve as fuels for pool fires. The characteristic length of a pool fire is the pool diameter, d. This was justified by Blinov and Khudiakov, who demonstrated that burning rates of pool fires are a function of d, which determines the surface area of the fuel exposed to oxygen.1 The sizes of pool fires span several orders of magnitude, from matches (10-3 m) to fuel spills (102 m). d is used as the characteristic length in the definition of non-dimensional numbers describing flame structure, such as the Froude number2 and the Strouhal number.3 The structure and behavior of the fires vary greatly depending on the fuel properties and the pool diameter.
Radiation Transport Measurements in Methanol Pool Fires with Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. NIST GCR 09-922, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=901554
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