By James G. Quintiere - First Edition
This book covers the four forms of fire: diffusion flames,
smoldering, spontaneous combustion, and premixed flames.
Using a quantitative approach, it presents an ideal introduction
to the scientific principles behind fire behavior. Individual
sections thoroughly discuss such vital issues as heat transfer,
ignition, flame spread, fire plumes, heat flux as a damage variable,
Formulas help the student examine fire from a quantitative
standpoint. While explaining the science of fire with a precision
found nowhere else, the text applies that science to fire safety
design and investigation.
An excellent book for courses in fire science, architecture, and
- comprehensive treatment gives users a grasp of all fire
- introduction of quantitative concepts lends precision to the
user's understanding of fire behavior
- scientific approach yields insight impossible to gain from
- simple formulas empower users to compute fire growth, assess
damage, and create a timeline of fire events
- special sections on combustion products and compartment fires
help readers understand principles of fire behavior in specific
EVOLUTION OF FIRE. TYPES OF COMBUSTION IN NATURAL FIRES:
Definition of Fire and its Components.
ROLE OF FUEL IN FIRE DEVELOPMENT:
Hazards to Humans.
Combustion Product -Yields.
Flashover and Compartment Fire Dynamics.
Types of Heat Transfer.
Surface Temperature Due To Heat Flux.
Solids - Thick.
Definition and Modes.
Models vs Test Standards.
Heat of Gasification.
Energy Release Rate.
Fire Plume Temperatures.