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Author Drysdale, Dougal.

Title An introduction to fire dynamics / Dougal Drysdale.

Imprint Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2011.


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Edition 3rd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 551 pages) : illustrations
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Summary "A new edition of the leading introduction to the science of fire phenomena, complete with the latest research, data and additional problemsThis book is unique in that it identifies fire science and fire dynamics and provides the scientific background necessary to the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. It is essential reading for all involved in the field from fire safety engineering students to fire prevention officers. After 21 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale's classic introduction has been brought up-to-date with the latest data and research in a third edition. Features numerical problems with answers illustrating the quantitative applications of the concepts presented. Includes quantitative experimental data regarding material properties. Successfully course-tested at Massachusetts' Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Edinburgh, and widely adopted throughout the world. Of relevance to those working in building design, fire physics and chemistry."-- Provided by publisher.
"This book is unique in that it identifies fire science and fire dynamics and provides the scientific background necessary to the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Machine generated contents note: About the AuthorPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the Third EditionList of Symbols and Abbreviations1 Fire science and combustion 1.1 Fuels and the Combustion Process 1.2 The Physical Chemistry of Combustion in Fires Problems2 Heat transfer 2.1 Summary of the heat transfer equations 2.2 Conduction 2.3 Convection 2.4 Radiation Problems3 Limits of flammability and premixed flames 3.1 Limits of flammability 3.2 The structure of a premixed flame 3.3 Heat losses from premixed flames 3.4 Measurement of burning velocities 3.5 Variation of burning velocity with experimental parameters 3.6 The effect of turbulence Problems4 Diffusion flames and fire plumes 4.1 Laminar jet flames 4.2 Turbulent jet flames 4.3 Flames from natural fires 4.4 Some practical applications Problems5 Steady burning of liquids and solids 5.1 Burning of liquids 5.2 Burning of solids Problems6 Ignition: The initiation of flaming combustion 6.1 Ignition of flammable vapour/air mixtures 6.2 Ignition of liquids 6.3 Pilot ignition of solids 6.4 Spontaneous ignition of combustible solids 6.5 Surface ignition by flame impingement 6.6 Extinction of flame Problems7 Spread of flame 7.1 Flame spread over liquids 7.2 Flame spread over solids 7.3 Flame spread modelling 7.4 Spread of flame through open fuel beds 7.5 Applications Problems8 Spontaneous ignition within solids and smouldering combustion 8.1 Spontaneous ignition in bulk solids 8.2 Smouldering combustion 8.3 Glowing Combustion Problems9 The pre-flashover compartment fire 9.1 The growth period and the definition of flashover 9.2 Growth to lashover Problems10 The post-flashover compartment fire 10.1 Regimes of burning 10.2 Fully-developed fire behaviour 10.3 Temperatures achieved in fully-developed fires 10.4 Fire resistance and fire severity 10.5 Methods of calculating fire resistance 10.6 Projection of flames from burning compartments 10.7 Spread of fire from a compartment Problems11 Smoke: Its Formation, Composition and Movement 11.1 Formation and measurement of smoke 11.2 Smoke movement 11.3 Smoke control systemsReferencesAnswers to ProblemsAuthor IndexSubject Index.
Print version record.
Contents Fire science and combustion -- Heat transfer -- Limits of flammability and premixed flames -- Diffusion flames and fire plumes -- Steady burning of liquids and solids -- Ignition: the initiation of flaming combustion -- Spread of flame -- Spontaneous ignition within solids and smouldering combustion -- The pre-flashover compartment fire -- The post-flashover compartment fire -- Smoke: its formation, composition and movement.
Language English.
Subject Fire.
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Physical & Theoretical.
Fire. (OCoLC)fst00925173
Flame. (OCoLC)fst00926972
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Drysdale, Dougal. Introduction to fire dynamics. 3rd ed. Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2011 9780470319031 (DLC) 2011015485 (OCoLC)712644677
ISBN 9781119975472 (electronic bk.)
1119975476 (electronic bk.)
9781119976103 (electronic bk.)
1119976103 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613240408
AU@ 000047980855
AU@ 000055777133
DEBSZ 372819702
DEBSZ 431071098
NZ1 14534014
NZ1 15621922

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