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Model for the Burning of a Horizontal Slab of Wood: Status Report.


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Steckler, K. D.; Hamins, A.; Kashiwagi, T.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 111-112 pp, 1994.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.