Experimental Studies on the Rise-time of Buoyant Fire Plume Fronts Induced by Pool Fires

L. H. Hu, Y. Z. Li, R. Huo, L. Yi, C. L. Shi, Wan Ki Chow

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Experimental studies were conducted in the PolyU/USTC Atrium to investigate the rise-time of buoyant plume front induced by pool fires. Through a series of full-scale burning tests, three semi-empirical equations were derived to predict the rise-time of buoyant plume front induced by a fire at three positions. These three positions are at the centre, near a wall and in the corner of the atrium floor respectively. The rise-time in dimensionless form and the plume radius equation are analyzed based on the measured data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-86
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


  • Buoyant plume front
  • Plume radius
  • Pool fire
  • Rise-time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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