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SCALE MODELING OF STATIC FIRES IN A COMPLEX GEOMETRY FOR FORENSIC FIRE APPLICATIONS

dc.contributor.advisorQuintiere, James Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Allison Charlotteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-03T05:34:10Z
dc.date.available2010-07-03T05:34:10Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10449
dc.description.abstractScale modeling can allow fire investigators to replicate specific fire dynamics at a dramatically reduced cost. A gas burner, liquid pool, wood crib, and polyurethane foam block are used to represent the wide range of fuels that investigators encounter. These fuels are classified into two groups: the burner and liquid pool that reach a semi-immediate steady state (static fires) and the crib and foam that have a fire spread and growth period (dynamic fires). This research examines the proposed scaling method for the static fires. The enclosure consists of a large corridor that provides an interesting challenge due to the presence of partitions at the ceiling. The design fires and the model enclosure are designed based on Froude scaling derived from conservation equations. The eight various sized fires demonstrate acceptable scaling results in the prediction of flame height and temperature at various elevations in the enclosure.en_US
dc.titleSCALE MODELING OF STATIC FIRES IN A COMPLEX GEOMETRY FOR FORENSIC FIRE APPLICATIONSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFire Protection Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFireen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFlameen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledInvestigatoren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledModelingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledScaleen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTemperatureen_US


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