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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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)
|Deposited By:||Professor Vasily Novozhilov|
|Deposited On:||28 Jun 2012 11:16|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 11:16|
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