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.
|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|
|Keywords:||Beam-ceiling, Detector lag time prediction, Fire scaling, Front arrival times, Salt-water analog modeling, Smoke dispersion|
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