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Quenching Limits and Materials Degradation of Hydrogen Diffusion Flames
This study examines the types of hydrogen leaks that can support combustion and the effects on various materials of long term hydrogen flame exposure. Experimental and analytical work is presented. Measurements included ...
A Methodology for Flammability Diagrams
The current state of fire safety regulations in the United States Department of Transportation is examined, along with some of the associated flammability test methods. The applicability and overall usefulness of these ...
Simulating the Fuel Mass Loss Rate in Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) Using a New Furniture Calorimeter
Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is widely used in the fire community to simulate and understand in detail enclosure fire dynamics. Fire models require accurate descriptions of the fuel sources to simulate the fire behavior. ...
PYROLYSIS MODEL PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION USING A CUSTOMIZED STOCHASTIC HILL-CLIMBER ALGORITHM AND BENCH SCALE FIRE TEST DATA
This study examines the ability of a stochastic hill-climber algorithm to develop an input parameter set to a finite difference one-dimensional model of transient conduction with pyrolysis to match experimentally determined ...
EVALUATION OF THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF FIRE FIGHTER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WITH THE ADDITION OF PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL
Fire fighters rely on fire fighter protective clothing (FFPC) to provide adequate protection in the various hazardous environments they may encounter during operations. FFPC has seen significant advancement in technology ...
An Assessment of the Use of Flame Retardant Plastics for Museum Applications
Halogenated flame retardant plastic sheeting may help to reduce flame spread in museums; however, the plastics contain chemicals that may be harmful to museum objects in situ, particularly metals. This study assesses ...