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Title: An experimental study of vertical centreline temperature and velocity profile of buoyant plume in cubical compartment
Authors: Dhurandher B.K.
Kumar R.
Dhiman A.K.
Gupta A.
Sharma P.K.
Published in: Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
Abstract: In a compartment fire, the plume temperatures and velocities are important parameters which are to be investigated. A proper understanding of behavior and temperature of the flame helps fire engineers and researchers deal with the fire situation. A series of four full scale steady state fire experiments were performed in a fire compartment of dimension 4 m × 4 m in plan and 4 m in height to study the vertical temperature profile of a flame. A pure grade of propane gas was supplied to a square burner of size 0.17 m × 0.17 m to create a steady state fire. The centerline vertical temperature rise of the buoyant plume was measured at seventeen different locations with the help of K-type thermocouples and was compared with several correlations available in the literature. The centerline velocities of buoyant plume were also measured and compared with various plume models. The prediction of Alpert (Fire Technol 8:181–195, [11]) and Cox and Chitty (Combust Flame 39:191–209 [10]) model of plume temperature rise and centerline velocities were found to be closer to that of experimental values. © 2016, The Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering.
Citation: Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (2017), 39(5): 1813-1822
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40430-016-0629-0
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/10933
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Keywords: Compartment fire
Heat release rate
Plume temperature
Plume velocity
Propane burner fire
ISSN: 16785878
Author Scopus IDs: 57190744185
55389796000
8548369300
55491955100
35475390500
Author Affiliations: Dhurandher, B.K., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India, Department of Mechanical & Automation Engineering, ASET, Amity University, Noida, 201313, India
Kumar, R., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Dhiman, A.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Gupta, A., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Sharma, P.K., Reactor Safety Division, BARC, Mumbai, India
Funding Details: Authors are thankful to Bhabha Atomic Research Center for providing financial support for this research work under Grant DAE-507-MID.
Corresponding Author: Dhurandher, B.K.; Department of Mechanical & Automation Engineering, ASET, Amity UniversityIndia; email: er.bhisham@gmail.com
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