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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Condensed Matter Physics