Fuel shape effect on the determinitic properties of turbulent diffusion flames

Yuji Hasemi, Mitsuru Nishihata

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Measurements of flame height and temperature distribution above fuel surface were made on rectangular propane burners in a huge calm enclosure. Flame height is represented as a function of Q*mod = Q/ρoCpTog1/2 A3/2B, where A and B are the length of the shorter and longer side of the upper surface of a burning object respectively. Vertical distribution of temperature above the center of a fuel is compared with temperature profiles for square fuels and for line fuels. Finally a practical criterion for the approximation of rectangular fuels by square and line source is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • aspect ratio
  • flame height
  • temperature
  • turbulent flame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering(all)


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