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Some Aspects of Fire Growth. Final Report.

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Quintiere, J. G.

NIST GCR 00-795; 31 p. August 2000.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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fire growth; burning rate; fire plumes; flame spread; flashover; ignition


A discussion of work is presented on the author's approach to develop predictions for fire growth phenomena. This approach has favored the development of approximate analytical formulas which convey the dominant mechanisms of the phenomena, and which have practical utility. The discussion includes the phenomena of ignition, burning rate, flame spread, flashover and fire plumes. Recent work on wood combustion, and a correlation for the near field entrainment in fire plumes is presented.