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Scaling Applications in Fire Research.

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Quintiere, J. G.

International Symposium on Scale Modeling. July 18-22, 1988, Tokyo, Japan, 12 pp, 1989.

Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 3-29, 1989.


fire research; scaling; model studies


The principles for scaling fire phenomena are examined from the dimensionless groups derived from the governing differential equations. A review of the literature shows examples of where correlations have been successfully developed for a wide range of fire phenomena in terms of the significant dimensionless groups.