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Scale Model Flames for Determining the Heat Release Rate from Burning Polymers

Published

Author(s)

Gregory T. Linteris, I P. Rafferty

Abstract

The utility of flame size for the assessment of the heat release rate of burning polymers has been studied. Six polymers were tested in the NIST cone calorimeter to determine their heat release rate, and their flame height, area, and volume. A reduced-scale burner was developed for producing non-flickering, laminar flames, and tests were conducted with four gases, three liquids, and three polymers; subsequent automated image analyses again determined the flame size. The scaling for the flame size was shown to be reasonably well described by Froude modeling predictions for turbulent pool fires or by laminar jet diffusion flame theory.
Proceedings Title
Fourth International Symposium on Scale Modeling
Conference Dates
September 17-19, 2003
Conference Title
International Symposium on Scale Modeling

Keywords

cone calorimeter, flame height, flame size, froude modeling, heat release rate, laminar flames

Citation

Linteris, G. and Rafferty, I. (2003), Scale Model Flames for Determining the Heat Release Rate from Burning Polymers, Fourth International Symposium on Scale Modeling, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=861261 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created September 17, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017