Chow recently introduced computed results from the application of fire zone models to compartment fires. Taking a close look at Chow's work, the present study shows that there are several questions to be answered. In particular two equations, one for the energy balance and one for temperature, are highlighted. It is demonstrated that the two equations ought to be the same but are not because of the absence of the flow term in the former.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering