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Title: Studies on jatropha oil pool fire
Authors: Chaudhary A.
Gupta, Akhilesh Kumar
Kumar S.
Published in: Thermal Science and Engineering Progress
Abstract: Fire experiments with jatropha oil are performed in a cubical compartment of volume 64 m3 to explore fire development and induced thermal environment. A door opening of size 2 m height and 1 m width is made on the front wall for ventilation purpose. Three fire experiments, with full door, half door and quarter door ventilation conditions, are conducted. Heat release rate (HRR), mass loss rate (MLR), profiles of flame temperature, room corner temperature, door temperature with velocity profiles and heat flux at different locations have been recorded. It is found that reducing the door ventilation from full door to quarter door results in change in average mass loss rate from 8.42 g/s to 6.82 g/s and fire remains overventilated type. Experiment performed under full door and half door ventilation are then simulated using CFD code, Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS, version 6.2.0). Based on the simulations results of full door, half door ventilation recommended mesh size is 0.05 m–0.07 m and corresponding value of D∗/dx is in the range of 8.34 to 12. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Thermal Science and Engineering Progress (2018), 6(): 104-127
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2018.03.010
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/12391
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: CFD modeling
Compartment fire
Heat release rate
Jatropha oil pool fire
ISSN: 24519049
Author Scopus IDs: 55681777600
55491955100
57202479526
Author Affiliations: Chaudhary, A., Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Gupta, A., Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Kumar, S., Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Funding Details: The present work is supported by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, under the Grant No: DAE 507 MID. Appendix A
Corresponding Author: Chaudhary, A.; Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email: avichdme@iitr.ac.in
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