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Upward Flame Spread Along a Vertical Solid for Transient Local Heat Release Rate.


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Hasemi, Y.; Yoshida, M.; Yasui, N.; Parker, W. J.

International Association for Fire Safety Science. Fire Safety Science. Proceedings. 4th International Symposium. July 13-17, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Intl. Assoc. for Fire Safety Science, Boston, MA, Kashiwagi, T., Editor(s), 385-396 pp, 1994.

Keywords:

fire research; fire safety; fire science; heat release rate; flame spread; burnout; charring; equations; flame spread test; material properties; heat flux; experiments

Abstract:

Theoretical and experimental analysis of turbulent upward flame spread along a vertical solid is presented. A conventional flame spread model based on a linearized flame height approximation is generalized to incorporate burnout effects. The model is verified against full-scale flame spread tests using material heat release data obtained from intermediate-scale tests in which the time history of surface heat flux during the flame spread tests was reproduced.