Application of schlieren photography to study neutral plane in a compartment fire with scale models

Chung Hwei Su, Yu Pei Ke, Wan Ki Chow, Ming Chih Hsu

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Abstract

In this paper, the neutral plane in a compartment fire was measured by Optical Schlieren Photography. This is a highly sensitive, optical, nonintrusive and remote technique to visualize fluid flow, utilizing refraction when light passes through air of different densities. The positions and variations of hot air flowing out of an opening can be determined clearly. A 1/14 scale model room burning candles inside was used. Hot air induced by the candle flame flowing out a 15 cm opening was observed. Thermocouples were also placed at the opening to compare with the neutral plane determined by the Schlieren Photography method. Simulations with Computational Fluid Dynamics were performed to justify the observed locations of the neutral planes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
EventASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 201319 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period14/07/1319/07/13

Keywords

  • Compartment fire
  • Neutral p lane
  • Scale modeling experiment
  • Schlieren photography
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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