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Principles of Fire Behavior

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Lingua: Inglese

CRC Press

Pubblicazione: 08/2016
Edizione: Edizione nuova, 2° edizione

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This text covers the four forms of fire: diffusion flames, smoldering, spontaneous combustion, and premixed flames. Using a quantitative approach, the text introduces the scientific principles of fire behavior, with coverage of heat transfer, ignition, flame spread, fire plumes, and heat flux as a damage variable. Cases, examples, problems, selected color illustrations and review of mathematics help students in fire safety and investigation understand fire from a scientific point of view.


Acronyms Nomenclature Evolution of Fire Science Learning Objectives Introduction What is Fire? Natural Causes of Fire Fire and War Fire in the United States and Abroad Fire Research Visualization of Fire Phenomena Scientific Language Summary Review Questions Activities References Combustion in Natural Fires Learning Objectives Introduction Fire and its Ingredients Diffusion Flames Premixed Flames Smoldering Spontaneous Combustion Summary Review Questions Activities References Heat Transfer Learning Objectives Introduction Definitions and Concepts Forms of Heat Transfer Heat Flux as an Indication of Damage Heat Flux due to Smoke in Room Fires Heat Flux from Flames Review Questions Activities References Ignition Learning Objectives Introduction Piloted Ignition and Autoignition Evaporation in Liquids Liquid Fuels Solid Fuels Time for Flaming Ignition Predicting the Ignition Time for Solid Fuels Solid Properties for Piloted Ignition Summary Review Questions Activities References Flame Spread Learning Objectives Introduction Definitions General Flame Spread Theory Spread on Solid Surfaces Spread through Porous Solid Arrays Spread on Liquids Spread through a Dwelling Typical Fire Spread Rates Standard Test Methods Case Study: Fire Spread in a School Gymnasium Summary Review Questions Activities References Burning Rate Learning Objectives Introduction Definitions and Theory Estimating Burning Rate Flux Energy Release Rate Q Estimating Energy Release Rate Experimental Firepower (HRR) Results for Selected Items Fire Growth Rate Vehicle Fire Behavior Extinction Summary Review Questions Activities References Fire Plumes Learning Objectives Introduction Buoyancy and Fluid Dynamics Turbulent Fire Plumes and Jets Buoyant Plumes Flame Height Fire Plume Temperatures Flame Lengths for Other Configurations Whirls and Balls Summary Review Questions Activities References Combustion Products Learning Objectives Introduction Scope of Combustion Products Yields Concentrations Hazards Summary Review Questions Activities References Compartment Fires Learning Objectives Introduction Stages of Fire Development Fire-Induced Flows Compartment Flow Dynamics Smoke Movement in a Building Single Room Fire Analyses Anatomy of Fire Growth Summary Review Questions Activities References Design, Investigation, and Case Studies Learning Objectives Introduction Fire Safety Design Fire Investigation Patterns Computerized Fire Models Appendix: Mathematics of Science Glossary Index


Dr. James Quintiere received his PhD from New York University in 1970, and is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Fire Protection, at the University of Maryland in College Park. He has over thirty years of experience in fire research and teaching, and has written the popular textbook PRINCIPLES OF FIRE BEHAVIOR, and co-authored ENCLOSURE FIRE DYNAMICS with Bjorn Karlsson. He has investigated numerous fire disasters, including the Branch Davidian Compound fire in Waco, Texas, and the 1986 New Year’s Eve DuPont Plaza fire in Puerto Rico. His testimony during the civil trial on the Waco tragedy was pivotal to the jury’s conclusion that the fires were not the result of federal authorities’ actions. Dr. Quintiere is the author of more than 75 journal publications and reports, and is the past chair, International Association for Fire Safety Science. He is also the recipient of the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (1976) and Silver Medal (1982).

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 9.25 x 6.125 in Ø 2.35 lb
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:212 b/w images, 25 color images, 43 tables and 128 lines and 253 equations
Pagine Arabe: 413
Pagine Romane: xxiv

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