Accession Number : ADA136125

Title :   Response Mechanism: Blast/Fire Interactions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NOTRE DAME UNIV IN DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kanury,A M

PDF Url : ADA136125

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Hypotheses are formulated of the process of interaction between an airblast and fires supported by liquid fuels and wood cribs. A map of blast weakness versus fire strength is conceived on which the regime of fire extinction can be delineated from the regime where the fire sustains the blast. The fire strength is described for liquid fuels primarily by the heat of combustion; and for wood, it is mainly described by the preburn time. The concept is substantiated by the SRI shocktube data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear explosions, *Nuclear fireball, Fuels, Liquids, Wood, Fires, Blast waves, Heat of combustion, Extinction, Flame propagation, Cross correlation, Data acquisition, Shock tubes

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE