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An introduction to fire dynamics

Author: Dougal Drysdale
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. edView all editions and formats
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"Drysdale's book is by far the most comprehensive - everyone in the office has a copy ... now including me. It holds just about everything you need to know about fire science." (Review of An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2 nd Edition) After 25 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale's classic introduction has been brought up-to-date and expanded to incorporate the latest research and experimental data. Homework
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dougal Drysdale
ISBN: 9780470319031 9781119975472 1119975476 9781119975465 1119975468 9781119976103 1119976103 9781119976110 1119976111 0470319038
OCLC Number: 802327588
Notes: Machine generated contents note: About the AuthorPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the Third EditionList of Symbols and Abbreviations1 Fire science and combustion 1.1 Fuels and the Combustion Process 1.2 The Physical Chemistry of Combustion in Fires Problems2 Heat transfer 2.1 Summary of the heat transfer equations 2.2 Conduction 2.3 Convection 2.4 Radiation Problems3 Limits of flammability and premixed flames 3.1 Limits of flammability 3.2 The structure of a premixed flame 3.3 Heat losses from premixed flames 3.4 Measurement of burning velocities 3.5 Variation of burning velocity with experimental parameters 3.6 The effect of turbulence Problems4 Diffusion flames and fire plumes 4.1 Laminar jet flames 4.2 Turbulent jet flames 4.3 Flames from natural fires 4.4 Some practical applications Problems5 Steady burning of liquids and solids 5.1 Burning of liquids 5.2 Burning of solids Problems6 Ignition: The initiation of flaming combustion 6.1 Ignition of flammable vapour/air mixtures 6.2 Ignition of liquids 6.3 Pilot ignition of solids 6.4 Spontaneous ignition of combustible solids 6.5 Surface ignition by flame impingement 6.6 Extinction of flame Problems7 Spread of flame 7.1 Flame spread over liquids 7.2 Flame spread over solids 7.3 Flame spread modelling 7.4 Spread of flame through open fuel beds 7.5 Applications Problems8 Spontaneous ignition within solids and smouldering combustion 8.1 Spontaneous ignition in bulk solids 8.2 Smouldering combustion 8.3 Glowing Combustion Problems9 The pre-flashover compartment fire 9.1 The growth period and the definition of flashover 9.2 Growth to lashover Problems10 The post-flashover compartment fire 10.1 Regimes of burning 10.2 Fully-developed fire behaviour 10.3 Temperatures achieved in fully-developed fires 10.4 Fire resistance and fire severity 10.5 Methods of calculating fire resistance 10.6 Projection of flames from burning compartments 10.7 Spread of fire from a compartment Problems11 Smo
Fire science and combustion. Heat transfer. Limits of flammability and premixed flames. Diffusion flames and fire plumes. Steady burning of liquids and solids. Ignition: the initiation of flaming combustion. Spread of flame. Spontaneous ignition within solids and smouldering combustion. The pre-flashover compartment fire. The post-flashover compartment fire. Smoke: its formation, composition and movement
Description: xxii, 551 s. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Fire science and combustion --
Heat transfer --
Limits of flammability and premixed flames --
Diffusion flames and fire plumes --
Steady burning of liquids and solids --
Ignition: the initiation of flaming combustion --
Spread of flame --
Spontaneous ignition within solids and smouldering combustion --
The pre-flashover compartment fire --
The post-flashover compartment fire --
Smoke: its formation, composition and movement.
Responsibility: Dougal Drysdale

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