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An Introduction to Fire Dynamics Second Edition Dougal Drysdale University of Edinburgh, UK Fire Safety Engineering, identified in the original edition as 'a relatively new discipline', has since grown significantly in stature, as Fire Safety Engineers around the world begin to apply their skills to complex issues that defy solution by the old 'prescriptive' approach to fire safety. This second edition has the same structure as the first highly successful text, but has been updated with the latest research results. Fire processes are discussed and quantified in terms of the mechanisms of heat transfer and fluid flow. Problems addressed include:

* The conditions necessary for ignition and steady burning of combustible materials to occur

* How large a fire has to become before fire detectors and sprinkler heads will operate

* The circumstances that can lead to flashover in a compartment

This book is unique in that it identifies fire science and fire dynamics and provides the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. It is essential reading for all those involved in this wide ranging field, from Fire Prevention Officers to Consulting Engineers, whether involved in problems of fire risk assessment, fire safety design, or fire investigation. It will also be of considerable interest and value to research scientists working in building design, fire physics and chemistry.

Synopsis:

Following the international success of the first edition, this complete update of the acclaimed reference on fire dynamics provides all the information necessary for a fundamental understanding of fire phenomena. The author, concentrating chiefly on the area of uncontrolled combustion, discusses the principles of chemistry, physics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics. The second edition also covers ignition, heat aerodynamics, spread of flame, and the behavior of fires in buildings.

Synopsis:

This text reviews the fundamentals of the chemistry and physics of combustion, heat transfer and aerodynamics, the nature of flames, heat production and temperatures and presents the latest research and theory in fire dynamics.

Synopsis:

This book is unique in that it identifies fire science and fire dynamics and provides the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. It is essential reading for all those involved in this wide ranging field, from Fire Prevention Officers to Consulting Engineers, whether involved in problems of fire risk assessment, fire safety design, or fire investigation. It will also be of considerable interest and value to research scientists working in building design, fire physics and chemistry.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-437) and indexes.

Table of 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.

The Production and Movement of Smoke.

References.

Answers to Problems.

Indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471972914
Author:
Drysdale, Dougal
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Chichester ;
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Engineering - Mechanical
Subject:
Chemistry - Physical & Theoretical
Subject:
Fire
Subject:
Flame
Subject:
Mechanical
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Fire protection.
Subject:
Mechanical Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
97-257
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
470
Dimensions:
247 x 165 x 28 mm 28 oz

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An Introduction to Fire Dynamics
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Product details 470 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471972914 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Following the international success of the first edition, this complete update of the acclaimed reference on fire dynamics provides all the information necessary for a fundamental understanding of fire phenomena. The author, concentrating chiefly on the area of uncontrolled combustion, discusses the principles of chemistry, physics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics. The second edition also covers ignition, heat aerodynamics, spread of flame, and the behavior of fires in buildings.
"Synopsis" by , This text reviews the fundamentals of the chemistry and physics of combustion, heat transfer and aerodynamics, the nature of flames, heat production and temperatures and presents the latest research and theory in fire dynamics.
"Synopsis" by , This book is unique in that it identifies fire science and fire dynamics and provides the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. It is essential reading for all those involved in this wide ranging field, from Fire Prevention Officers to Consulting Engineers, whether involved in problems of fire risk assessment, fire safety design, or fire investigation. It will also be of considerable interest and value to research scientists working in building design, fire physics and chemistry.
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