Scale Model Flames for Determining the Heat Release Rate From Burning Polymers.
Scale Model Flames for Determining the Heat Release Rate
From Burning Polymers.
Linteris, G. T.; Rafferty, I.
Scale Modeling, 4th International Symposium (ISSM-IV).
International Symposium on Scale Modeling (ISSM).
Proceedings. September 17-19, 2003, Cleveland, OH,
231-240 pp, 2003.
scale models; heat release rate; flame size; polymers;
cone calorimeters; flame height; laminar flames; pool
fires; jet flames; diffusion flames; fuels
The utility of flame size for the assessment of the heat
release rate of burning polymers has been studied. Six
polymers were tested in the NIST cone calorimeter to
determine their heat release rate, and their flame
height, area, and volume. A reduced-scle burner was
developed for producing non-flickering, laminar flames,
and tests were conducted with four gases, three liquids,
and three polymers; subsequent automated image analyses
again determined the flame size. The scaling for the
flame size was shown to be reasonably well described by
Froude modeling predictions for turbulent pool fires or
by laminar jet diffusion flame theory.