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Title: Investigation of thermal equilibrium in a compartment involving crib fire
Authors: Dhurandher B.K.
Kumar R.
Dhiman, Amit KumarK.
Gupta, Akhilesh Kumar
Published in: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Abstract: Assessment of heat release rate in a compartment fires is a major concern for fire investigators to predict the fire behavior. The fire experiment was conducted in a cubical compartment of 64 m?3 with a door opening provided at one of the wall. Using the fundamental energy balance equation, an attempt has been made to determine the heat release rate for various interval of time. Instrumentations were made to measure several parameters which include the compartment gas temperature, the velocity and temperature of outgoing gas, heat flux to the compartment boundaries and the heat release rate of the burning crib. Analyzing the results, it was determined that major portion of the energy release during fire went to heat the compartment boundaries followed by energy loss through compartment door opening and energy goes to heat up the gases in the compartment. Nearly 54% of the energy went to heat compartment boundaries, 25% of the energy loss due to outflow of hot gases through door opening, 16% of energy went to heat the compartment gases and 5% of energy dissipated from the door in for of radiation. © 2017, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.
Citation: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2017), 129(3): 1787-1797
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-017-6358-5
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/1836
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Keywords: Compartment fire
Energy balance
FDS
Heat flux
Heat release rate
ISSN: 13886150
Author Scopus IDs: 57190744185
55389796000
8548369300
55491955100
Author Affiliations: Dhurandher, B.K., Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, ASET, Amity University, Noida, 201313, India, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, 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
Funding Details: This work was supported by the Bhabha Atomic Center Mumbai (Grant No. DAE-MID-507).
Corresponding Author: Dhurandher, B.K.; Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, ASET, Amity UniversityIndia; email: er.bhisham@gmail.com
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Journal Publications [ME]

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