A brief review on flame spread over lignocellulosic materials

Wan Ki Chow, Q. Liu

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Flammability is an important factor in the selection of fire-safe materials. Flame spread is a key component to assess the flammability of materials. It is crucial in determining the fire size, the safe evacuation time, and the effectiveness of fire protection measures. Lignocellulosic materials constitute a substantial fraction to the fuel load in building fires. Numerous studies on their flame spread were reported in the literature. A brief review on standard tests and a mathematical model of flame spread over lignocellulosic materials will be reported in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-486
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied Fire Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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