Full-scale burning tests were performed on wood, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and methanol fires in a compartment with forced ventilation. The gas temperatures at seven positions were measured together with the transient mass loss rate of the fuel. Average temperatures of the hot gases were then compared with the values predicted by a simple model proposed by Deal and Beyler (1990). The heat loss coefficient of the compartments was found to be an important parameter, and an empirical parameter is fitted from these tests with small fires.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2000|
|Event||2000 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineerings, INC - Minneapolis, MN, United States|
Duration: 25 Jun 2000 → 28 Jun 2000
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes