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Optimum Droplet Motion in Fire Plumes

Novozhilov, VB (2012) Optimum Droplet Motion in Fire Plumes. International Journal of Applied Mathematical Research, 1 (3). pp. 234-247. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.sciencepubco.com/index.php/ijamr/article/view/90


The present paper introduces analytical model applicable for analysis of motion of water droplets injected into fire-generated plumes. The model is derived from Lagrangian equation of droplet motion.Application of the developed model to the practically important problem that is fire suppression by water sprays is discussed. A criterion for optimum spray dynamics is proposed. An analytical expression is provided for the optimum droplet size in the spray as a function of Heat Release Rate (HRR) of fire.The present approach provides a quick estimation of optimum spray parameters for a particular fire suppression application.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Fire Safety and Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)
ID Code:22695
Deposited By: Professor Vasily Novozhilov
Deposited On:28 Jun 2012 11:16
Last Modified:28 Jun 2012 11:16

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