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Publisher Comments:

This book covers the four forms of fire: diffusion flames, smoldering, spontaneous combustion, and premixed flames. Using a quantitative approach, it presents an ideal introduction to the scientific principles behind fire behavior. Individual sections thoroughly discuss such vital issues as heat transfer, ignition, flame spread, fire plumes, heat flux as a damage variable, and more. Formulas help the student examine fire from a quantitative standpoint. While explaining the science of fire with a precision found nowhere else, the text applies that science to fire safety design and investigation. An excellent book for courses in fire science, architecture, and engineering alike.

Synopsis:

Fire fighters, building officials, fire investigators and product manufacturers will enhance their critical store of knowledge with this book on fire behavior. Easy to read, the text covers the four forms of fire while thoroughly discussing heat transfer, ignition, flame spread, fire plumes, heat flux as a damage variable, and other vital issues. With its explanation of fire modeling, Principles of Fire Behavior keeps professionals abreast of the latest design, analysis, and investigative techniques. Coverage of formulas help professionals understand the science behind fire- and how it applies to their particular craft.

About the Author

James G. Quintiere is a Professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

Table of Contents

EVOLUTION OF FIRE. TYPES OF COMBUSTION IN NATURAL FIRES: Definition of Fire and its Components. Diffusion Flames. Smoldering. Spontaneous Combustion. Premixed Flames. ROLE OF FUEL IN FIRE DEVELOPMENT: Hazards to Humans. Combustion Product -Yields. Flashover and Compartment Fire Dynamics. HEAT TRANSFER: Definitions. Types of Heat Transfer. Conduction. Convection. Radiation. Surface Temperature Due To Heat Flux. IGNITION: Gases. Liquid Fuels. Solids - Thick. Thin. FLAME SPREAD: Definition and Modes. Typical Rates. Models vs Test Standards. BURNING RATE: Definition. Heat of Gasification. Empirical Predictions. Energy Release Rate. FIRE PLUMES: Flame Height. Fire Plume Temperatures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780827377325
Author:
Quintiere, James G.
Author:
Quintiere
Author:
Quintiere, James G.(James G. Quintiere)
Author:
, James G.
Author:
Qunitiere, James G.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Location:
Albany, N.Y. :
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Trades
Subject:
Industrial Health & Safety
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Fire prevention
Subject:
Fires
Subject:
Flame spread.
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades
Subject:
Safety-Fire
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
August 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.17x7.94x.40 in. .99 lbs.

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Principles of Fire Behavior
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Product details 272 pages Delmar Thomson Learning - English 9780827377325 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fire fighters, building officials, fire investigators and product manufacturers will enhance their critical store of knowledge with this book on fire behavior. Easy to read, the text covers the four forms of fire while thoroughly discussing heat transfer, ignition, flame spread, fire plumes, heat flux as a damage variable, and other vital issues. With its explanation of fire modeling, Principles of Fire Behavior keeps professionals abreast of the latest design, analysis, and investigative techniques. Coverage of formulas help professionals understand the science behind fire- and how it applies to their particular craft.
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