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Fire Detection and Location Through Inverse Problem Solution.


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Richards, R. F.; Munk, B. N.; Plumb, O. A.; Grosshandler, W. L.

University of Duisburg. International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection "AUBE '95", 10th. April 4-6, 1995, Duisburg, Germany, Luck, H., Editor(s), 170-179 pp, 1995.

Keywords:

fire detection; heat transfer; algorithms; heat release rate; fire data; compartment fires; fire models; simulation

Abstract:

A proposed method of detecting, locating, and sizing accidental fires based on the solution of an inverse heat transfer problem is described. The accuracy of the inverse problem solution algorithm, both in locating fires and determining their heat release rate is evaluated using computer synthesized fire data. The validity of the evaluation is verified using published measurements from large scale compartment fire burns.