Accession Number : ADA188110

Title :   Laboratory Fire Modeling. 1. Wind-Aided Flame Spread. 2. Wet Coagulation of Smoke.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 4 Apr 85-21 Nov 86,

Corporate Author : TRW ELECTRONICS AND DEFENSE SECTOR REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Beach, K L ; Carrier, G F ; Fendell, F E ; Gat, N ; Hsu, C T

PDF Url : ADA188110

Report Date : 21 Nov 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Design, construction, instrumentation, and preliminary utilization have been carried out for two laboratory-scale apparati concerned with specific incendiary effects in a thermonuclear aftermath. One apparatus is a fire tunnel dedicated to wind-aided fire propagation across a regular two-dimensional array of discrete polymeric fuel elements (specifically, toothpicks). This work is dedicated to quantifying a local incendiary effect, the rate of fire spread across strewn debris in the presence of an ambient wind. Preliminary findings suggest that the rate of spread increases directly as the square root of the wind speed and inversely as the square root of the fuel loading, for conditions for which spread occurs at all. Keywords: Fire propagation, Global effects, Wet coagulation, Precipitation scavenging, Wind aided fire spread, Flow assisted flame spread.

Descriptors :   *FIRES, *INCENDIARY EFFECTS, *THERMONUCLEAR ENERGY, *FLAME PROPAGATION, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, ARRAYS, COAGULATION, FLAMES, FLOW, FUELS, GLOBAL, LABORATORIES, MODELS, POLYMERS, PRECIPITATION, PROPAGATION, SMOKE, SQUARE ROOTS, TUNNELS, TWO DIMENSIONAL, WIND, WIND VELOCITY, FALLOUT, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, AEROSOLS, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Warfare
      Nuclear Weapons

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