An Introduction to Fire Dynamics

An Introduction to Fire Dynamics
Author: Dougal Drysdale
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN: 1119976103
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Fire Dynamics Book Excerpt:

"Drysdale's book is by far the most comprehensive - everyone in the office has a copy...now including me. It holds just about everything you need to know about fire science." (Review of An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2nd Edition) After 25 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale's classic introduction has been brought up-to-date and expanded to incorporate the latest research and experimental data. Essential reading for all involved in the field from undergraduate and postgraduate students to practising fire safety engineers and fire prevention officers, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics is unique in that it addresses the fundamentals of fire science and fire dynamics, thus providing the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics Includes experimental data relevant to the understanding of fire behaviour of materials; Features numerical problems with answers illustrating the quantitative applications of the concepts presented; Extensively course-tested at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Edinburgh, and widely adopted throughout the world; Will appeal to all those working in fire safety engineering and related disciplines.

Tunnel Fire Dynamics

Tunnel Fire Dynamics
Author: Haukur Ingason,Ying Zhen Li,Anders Lönnermark
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN: 1493921991
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tunnel Fire Dynamics Book Excerpt:

This book covers a wide range of issues in fire safety engineering in tunnels, describes the phenomena related to tunnel fire dynamics, presents state-of-the-art research, and gives detailed solutions to these major issues. Examples for calculations are provided. The aim is to significantly improve the understanding of fire safety engineering in tunnels. Chapters on fuel and ventilation control, combustion products, gas temperatures, heat fluxes, smoke stratification, visibility, tenability, design fire curves, heat release, fire suppression and detection, CFD modeling, and scaling techniques all equip readers to create their own fire safety plans for tunnels. This book should be purchased by any engineer or public official with responsibility for tunnels. It would also be of interest to many fire protection engineers as an application of evolving technical principles of fire safety.

Enclosure Fire Dynamics

Enclosure Fire Dynamics
Author: Bjorn Karlsson,James Quintiere
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1999-09-28
ISBN: 1420050214
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enclosure Fire Dynamics Book Excerpt:

The increasing complexity of technological solutions to both fire safety design issues and fire safety regulations demand higher levels of training and continuing education for fire protection engineers. Historical precedents on how to deal with fire hazards in new or unusual buildings are seldom available, and new performance-based building codes

Enclosure Fire Dynamics Second Edition

Enclosure Fire Dynamics  Second Edition
Author: Björn Karlsson,James G. Quintiere
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-06-27
ISBN: 1351672274
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enclosure Fire Dynamics Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Enclosure Fire Dynamics, Second Edition explores the science of enclosure fires and how they cause changes in the environment of a building on fire. The authors discuss mechanisms controlling enclosure fires and how to develop analytical relationships useful in designing buildings for fire safety. Derivation of equations from first principles is shown, stating assumptions and showing comparisons to experimental data, giving calculated examples for clarity. The text provides readers with the skills needed to solve a range of engineering equations and problems. Features include: Describes the outbreak of compartment fires and the mechanisms controlling them Derives simple analytical relationships from first principles and shows how to compare the derived equations with experimental data, giving calculated examples for clarity. Provides the calculational procedures and describes computer models needed to design a building for safety Cites the most up-to-date standards and references throughout Includes numerous chapter problems to test student readers’ understanding of fire behavior Enclosure Fire Dynamics, Second Edition will enhance the knowledge of fire protection engineers, researchers, and investigators and help build a strong foundation for engineering students.

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation Third Edition

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation  Third Edition
Author: John J. Lentini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 1351712373
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition focuses on the practical application of fundamental scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Originally published in 2006, the First Edition was very well received by fire investigators and those who work with them. Since fire investigation is a rapidly evolving field—driven by new discoveries about fire behavior—the Second Edition was published in late 2012. This latest, fully updated Third Edition reflects the most recent developments in the field. Currently, serious research is underway to try to understand the role of ventilation in structure fires. Likewise, there is improved understanding of the kinds of errors investigators can make that lead to incorrect determinations of the causes of fires. In addition to the scientific aspects, the litigation of fire related events is rapidly changing, particularly with respect to an investigator's qualifications to serve as an expert witness. This book covers these latest developments and ties together the changing standards for fire investigations with the fundamental scientific knowledge presented in the early chapters of the book. The book is intended for those individuals who have recently entered the field of fire investigation, and those who are studying fire investigation with a plan to become certified professionals. In addition, professionals in the insurance industry who hire fire investigators will find this an invaluable resource. Insurance companies have sustained significant losses by hiring individuals who are not qualified, resulting in cases being settled or lost at a cost of millions. Insurance adjusters and investigators will learn to recognize quality fire investigations and those that are not up to today's standards. Lastly, this book is also for the many attorneys who litigate fire cases. Written with language and terms that make the science accessible even to the non-scientist, this new edition will be a welcome resource to any professional involved in fire and arson cases.

Author: Дуглас Драйздейл
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 421
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9785274007719
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation
Author: John J. Lentini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN: 1439875995
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation Book Excerpt:

Knowledge of the science behind fires is critical to understanding a fire’s cause and successfully presenting that determination to the authorities or in litigation. Now in its second edition, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation focuses on the practical application of scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Uniquely qualified with years of experience in on-site investigations, lab analyses, and courtroom presentation, the author provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book explores: The history of fire investigation and the basic chemistry and physics of fire The science of fire dynamics—how things burn and how they interact with their surroundings while doing so Practical procedures for conducting fire scene inspections Laboratory examination of fire debris to test for the presence of ignitable liquid residues and for potential ignition sources Relevant scientific principles as applied to 30 actual fires The evolution of the mythology of arson investigation The common root causes of errors in fire investigation The final chapter discusses the professional practice of fire investigation. It examines quality assurance, business practices, and the fundamentals of being an expert witness, with advice for giving testimony in depositions and at trial. Other highlights of the second edition include new and expanded discussions on novel training methods, first assumptions, computer fire modeling, low voltage ignition sources, the questionable validity of some origin determinations, and recent changes in NFPA 921. Thorough and accessible, this volume not only provides the practical information necessary to conduct an effective inquiry but also offers insight into the science, history, and theory behind what makes fire investigation a multi-faceted profession. John Lentini discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.

Principles of Fire Protection Chemistry and Physics

Principles of Fire Protection Chemistry and Physics
Author: Raymond Friedman
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2008-03-12
ISBN: 9780763760700
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Fire Protection Chemistry and Physics Book Excerpt:

To Understand Fire, one Needs Today's Latest Scientific Knowledge And Trends! this Edition Spells Out The Chemical And Physical Properties Of Flammable Materials And Fire and reviews The Basics, Then Progresses To A Solid Understanding Of The Combustion Process And Products.

Wildland Fire Dynamics

Wildland Fire Dynamics
Author: Kevin Speer,Scott Goodrick
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1108498558
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildland Fire Dynamics Book Excerpt:

Wildland fires are among the most complicated environmental phenomena to model. Fire behavior models are commonly used to predict the direction and rate of spread of wildland fires based on fire history, fuel, and environmental conditions; however, more sophisticated computational fluid dynamic models are now being developed. This quantitative analysis of fire as a fluid dynamic phenomenon embedded in a highly turbulent flow is beginning to reveal the combined interactions of the vegetative structure, combustion-driven convective effects, and atmospheric boundary layer processes. This book provides an overview of the developments in modeling wildland fire dynamics and the key dynamical processes involved. Mathematical and dynamical principles are presented, and the complex phenomena that arise in wildland fire are discussed. Providing a state-of-the-art survey, it is a useful reference for scientists, researchers, and graduate students interested in wildland fire behavior from a broad range of fields.

Handbook of Fire and the Environment

Handbook of Fire and the Environment
Author: Brian J. Meacham,Margaret McNamee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2022-08-29
ISBN: 3030943569
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Fire and the Environment Book Excerpt:

The fundamental purpose of this handbook is to raise awareness about environmental impacts of fire and fire suppression, primarily within the fire engineering and firefighting communities, but also within the environmental engineering and planning disciplines. The Handbook provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the problem and its magnitude and includes a set of tools and methods for assessing environmental, social and financial impacts, and a set of tools for identifying and selecting appropriate mitigation options.

Engineering Fluid Dynamics 2019 2020

Engineering Fluid Dynamics 2019 2020
Author: Bjørn H. Hjertager
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 3036502149
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Fluid Dynamics 2019 2020 Book Excerpt:

This book contains the successful submissions to a Special Issue of Energies entitled “Engineering Fluid Dynamics 2019–2020”. The topic of engineering fluid dynamics includes both experimental and computational studies. Of special interest were submissions from the fields of mechanical, chemical, marine, safety, and energy engineering. We welcomed original research articles and review articles. After one-and-a-half years, 59 papers were submitted and 31 were accepted for publication. The average processing time was about 41 days. The authors had the following geographical distribution: China (15); Korea (7); Japan (3); Norway (2); Sweden (2); Vietnam (2); Australia (1); Denmark (1); Germany (1); Mexico (1); Poland (1); Saudi Arabia (1); USA (1); Serbia (1). Papers covered a wide range of topics including analysis of free-surface waves, bridge girders, gear boxes, hills, radiation heat transfer, spillways, turbulent flames, pipe flow, open channels, jets, combustion chambers, welding, sprinkler, slug flow, turbines, thermoelectric power generation, airfoils, bed formation, fires in tunnels, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, and pumps.

Heat Release in Fires

Heat Release in Fires
Author: V. Babrauskas,S. J. Grayson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 295
Release: 1990-12
ISBN: 9780419161004
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety

The Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety
Author: Richard Carvel,Alan N. Beard
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780727731685
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety Book Excerpt:

Like New, No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact.

From Fires to Oceans Dynamics of Fire Derived Organic Matter in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

From Fires to Oceans  Dynamics of Fire Derived Organic Matter in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems
Author: Samuel Abiven,Cristina Santín
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN: 2889458245
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Fires to Oceans Dynamics of Fire Derived Organic Matter in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Fire-derived organic matter, also known as pyrogenic carbon (PyC), is ubiquitous on Earth. It can be found in soils, sediments, water and air. In this wide range of environments, fire-derived organic matter, represents a key component of the organic matter pool, and, in many cases, the largest identifiable group of organic compounds. PyC is also one of the most persistent organic matter fractions in the ecosystems, and its study is, therefore, particularly relevant for the global carbon cycle. From its production during vegetation fires to its transfer into soils, sediments and waters, PyC goes through different transformations, both abiotic and biotic. Contrary to early assumptions, PyC is not inert and interacts strongly with the environment: evidence of microbial decomposition, oxidation patterns and interactions with minerals have been described in different matrices. PyC travels across these different environments and it is modified chemically and physically, but remains persistent. This Research Topic explores important questions in our understanding of fire-derived organic matter, from the characterization and quantification of PyC components, to the transformation and mobilization processes taking place on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The studies compiled here provide novel and, often, unexpected results. They all answer some of the questions posed and, more importantly, provide scope for many more.

Wildland Fire

Wildland Fire
Author: Michael John Gollner,Xinyan Huang,Jason John Sharples,Melanie C. Rochoux
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN: 2889639665
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire Properties of Polymer Composite Materials

Fire Properties of Polymer Composite Materials
Author: A. P. Mouritz,A. G. Gibson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2007-01-30
ISBN: 1402053568
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Properties of Polymer Composite Materials Book Excerpt:

This book is the first to deal with the important topic of the fire behaviour of fibre reinforced polymer composite materials. The book covers all of the key issues on the behaviour of composites in a fire. Also covered are fire protection materials for composites, fire properties of nanocomposites, fire safety regulations and standards, fire test methods, and health hazards from burning composites.

Fundamentals of Fire Dynamics

Fundamentals of Fire Dynamics
Author: Jiang Chow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-10
ISBN: 9781645340522
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Fire Dynamics Book Excerpt:

The book - An Introduction to Fire Dynamics - has been written with great emphasis on the students who are engaged with their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in great detail. The book has incorporated the latest of the experimental data as well as of the latest researches and studies which have been conducted in the past as well as in recent times. The book also provides a scientific background which is required for the students to develop further in the study of fire - safety engineering as a professional discipline. The book studies in great detail the experimental data which have been gathered in connection and are of great relevance to the better perception of the fire - the behavior of the materials. The book also contains several numerical problems along with their detailed solutions, which illustrate the numeric applications of the subjects that have been presented.

Fire Safety in Multi family Housing

Fire Safety in Multi family Housing
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Apartment houses
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Rail Transport

Sustainable Rail Transport
Author: Marin Marinov,Janene Piip
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-07-24
ISBN: 3030195198
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Rail Transport Book Excerpt:

This volume presents a collection of rail orientated research articles, covering a variety of topics on rail operations research and management of rail systems as well as innovation, particularly focusing on sustainability aspects. The material consists of the most recent research work of the authors. The authorship is international, which makes it an interesting read for rail academics and professionals around the world. Although the material has a rail research focus the material is also excellent for preparation and delivery of rail, transport and logistics orientated courses and programmes. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in transport research, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students alike.

Fire Dynamics

Fire Dynamics
Author: Dougal Drysdale
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1985-06-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Dynamics Book Excerpt:

Brings together, for the first time, the basic scientific and engineering principles essential to an understanding of fire behavior. Gathered from a wide range of sources, it covers basic organic and physical chemistry, aspects of heat and mass transfer, premixed and diffusion flames, ignition flame spread, the steady burning of liquid and solid fuels, burning in enclosures, the concepts of fire severity and resistance, and a brief review of smoke production and movement. Includes problems and answers, and detailed references to source materials to facilitate further study.