Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan R.

Abstract

A new method is needed to determine that heat release rate (HRR) of a fire where the conventional method of oxygen consumption (OC) is not feasible. Steady-state ISO compartment fire tests were executed and several defining physical properties of the fire and compartment were measured. The data was used along with JASMINE, energy balances, and a zone model theory to calculate an HHR. Alternative methods for determining a fire's HHR have been confirmed via computational and OC validation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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