Validation of the scaling laws for the combustion efficiency of a compartment fire with small openings

Masatoshi Nakamura, Shintaro Michikoshi, Yuji Hasemi

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    Abstract

    The objective of this study was to validate the scaling laws for the combustion efficiency of a compartment fire with small openings. Two full-scale tests and one quarter-scale test were conducted by using compartments with dimensions of 2.4 m × 3.6 m × 2.4 m and 0.6 m × 0.9 m × 0.6 m, respectively. Including our previous test results, the measured combustion efficiencies in the full- and quarter-scale compartments showed good agreement, and it was confirmed that the scaling laws for combustion efficiency are effective for full-scale compartment fires when the scale ratio is at a quarter-scale or higher.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)621-627
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
    Volume80
    Issue number714
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Carbon monoxide
    • Combustion efficiency
    • Compartment fire
    • Full scale test
    • Scaling law

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering

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