Accession Number : AD0607279

Title :   A LOW SPEED WIND TUNNEL FOR MEASURING THE EFFECT OF WIND ON BUOYANT DIFFUSION FLAMES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Welker,J. R. ; Sliepcevich,C. M.

Report Date : 25 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The purpose of the equipment described in this paper is to provide the environment necessary to study the behavior of flames from liquid pools under the influence of wind. The equipment includes a wind tunnel with supporting blower, appropriate calming section, and observation and control room; the burner trays; and a fuel delivery system. The design of the tunnel and equipment is based on information available in the literature. A short theoretical discussion is given and some data from the literature are used to support a slight modification of a previous method of flame representation. Literature data are also used to show the possibility of correlating the expected data in a new way. The results of this new correlation are dependent upon wind properties only, and are independent of flame properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND TUNNELS, FLAME PROPAGATION), (*FLAME PROPAGATION, WIND TUNNELS), BUOYANCY, DIFFUSION, FLAMES, FIRES, COMBUSTION, LIQUIDS, FUELS, THERMODYNAMICS, TEST METHODS, TEST FACILITIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE