Some Specialized Areas Where Research Is Needed. (Abstract/Presentation)
Some Specialized Areas Where Research Is Needed.
NIST SP 998; May 2003.
fire growth; fire spread; ignition; fire research; fire
dynamics; solid materials; wood; gypsum; wallboard
The ability to model the growth of fire through its
entire history requires that a number of issues be
addressed and solved that are currently poorly
understood. This presentation will focus on three such
areas, both quite different from the basic problem of
flame spread over continuous fuel surfaces (which the
author will not address): (1) Ignition of solid
materials; (2) Burn-through of wood surfaces and
subsequent fire propagation; (3) Fall-off of gypsum
wallboard and subsequent fire propagation. Finally, some
comments on other areas of fire dynamics where research
is needed will be made.