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Correlations for Fire Plumes. Final Report.

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Quintiere, J. G.; Grove, B. S.

NIST GCR 98-744; 207 p. February 1998.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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Order number: PB98-144652


fire plumes; entrainment; flame height; flame radiation


This study began as a review of data and correlations for line plumes. In its attempt to develop a consistent set of correlations for that data set, it developed an analysis to account for the base geometry of the fuel source. An integral model was used for the plume to address the flame zone (near field) and the noncombusting plume (far field). Although point source models were used, the diameter or rectangular source dimensions were included in improved solutions for flame height and entrainment rate.