Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Characterizing smoke dispersion along beamed ceilings using salt-water modeling
by Siang, Chan Chau, M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2010, 87; 1482513
Abstract (Summary)

The study successfully validated the use of salt-water analog modeling as an effective diagnostic, predictive and scaling tool for understanding fire dispersion in a beamceiling complex compartment using the Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) techniques. Dimensionless dispersion signatures and front arrival times were compared between the fire and salt-water experiments which showed excellent agreement. Prediction of the detector lag times using fire and saltwater data agreed with that of fire experiments.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Marshall, Andre W.
Commitee: Quintiere, James G., Trouve, Arnaud
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Fire Protection Engineering
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mechanical engineering
Keywords: Beam-ceiling, Detector lag time prediction, Fire scaling, Front arrival times, Salt-water analog modeling, Smoke dispersion
Publication Number: 1482513
ISBN: 978-1-124-27057-9
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