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Scale Effects On Fire Properties Of Materials

Tewarson, A. and Newman, J.S., 1986. Scale Effects On Fire Properties Of Materials. Fire Safety Science 1: 451-462. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.1-451


The scale effects on fire properties have been examined for materials in pool-like, box-like, and crib-like configurations. For turbulent fires of a material, with varying sizes and geometrical arrangements, a chemical similarity was found for each specified value of ventilation and decomposition mode. The decomposition mode in the combustion of the material was found to be important for the production of CO and particulates.


Configuration factors, Material properties, Scaling:

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