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Effect of Room Openings on Fire Plume Entrainment.


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Quintiere, J. G.; Rinkinen, W. J.; Jones, W. W.

Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 26, No. 5-6, 193-201, 1981.

Keywords:

fire plumes; mass rate; enclosures; entrainment; room fires; fire models

Abstract:

The mass rate of entrainment is examined for a fire plume in a room. Entrainment rates are inferred from measurements of air flow through a door or window and from room temperature da ta. The effect of the air flow is to tilt the flame plume, and to increase the entrainment rate over that of a vertical free stadiang plume.