The essence of the fire process is an exothermic reaction which releases heat and other products. Oxidation which takes place with reactants in the gas phase, as opposed to the solids phase, results primarily in what kind of combustion?
Solution | Posted 07/03/19
Use Alpert's Correlation to determine the maximum temperature (in degrees Celsius) of a ceiling jet at a point 1.3 meters (horizontally) from a 1.8 MW fire which burns within a 2.2 m tall room. Assume an ambient temperature of 22 deg C.
a. 25 deg C
b. 78 deg C
c. 326 deg C
d. 384 deg C
Solution | Posted 06/27/19
An atrium houses furniture in varying arrangements at the floor level, of which heat transfer is a primary concern between combustible objects. Determine the rate of convective heat transfer (in kW) between a 31 sqft section of wood-faced wall at 22 deg C with an effective heat transfer coefficient of 0.54 kW/m^2K and a burning surface at 425 deg C.
a. 218 kW
b. 627 kW
c. 6746 kW
d. 7115 kW
Solution | Posted 08/01/18
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