Fire Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1882-0492
Print ISSN : 0285-9521
ISSN-L : 0285-9521
A Room Fire Model for Predicting Fire Spread by External Flames
Yoshifumi OhmiyaTakeyoshi TanakaTakao Wakamatsu
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1998 Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 11-21


A model for predicting a room fire in the fully developed stage is developed for the purpose of estimating the heat release due to the combustion of excess fuels in external flames projecting from the windows of the fire room. In this model, the burning rate is calculated as a function of the predicted heat transfer to the fuel. The model does not need to introduce adjusting factors, such as the "rate of perfect combustion (=0.6)" by Kawagoe et al., to obtain reasonably good predictions of room fire temperatures. The predictions of the temperatures and the burning rates are compared with the results of preceding experiments and are found to have reasonable agreement.

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© 1998 Center for Fire Science and Technology, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
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