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- Field(s) & Group(s):
- 150604 - NUCLEAR WARFARE
- 191100 - NUCLEAR WEAPONS
- Corporate Author:
- TRW ELECTRONICS AND DEFENSE SECTOR REDONDO BEACH
- Unclassified Title:
- Laboratory Fire Modeling. 1. Wind-Aided Flame Spread. 2.
Wet Coagulation of Smoke.
- Descriptive Note:
- Technical rept. 4 Apr 85-21 Nov 86,
- Personal Author(s):
- Beach, K. L.
- Carrier, G. F.
- Fendell, F. E.
- Gat, N.
- Hsu, C. T.
- Report Date:
- 21 Nov 1986
- Media Count:
- 88 Page(s)
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- Report Classification:
- *FIRES, *INCENDIARY EFFECTS, *THERMONUCLEAR ENERGY,
*FLAME PROPAGATION, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION,
COAGULATION, FLAMES, FLOW, FUELS, GLOBAL, LABORATORIES, MODELS,
POLYMERS, PRECIPITATION, PROPAGATION, SMOKE, SQUARE ROOTS, TUNNELS, TWO
DIMENSIONAL, WIND, WIND VELOCITY, FALLOUT, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION,
EXPLOSION EFFECTS, AEROSOLS, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS
- PE62715H, WUDH008822
- Design, construction, instrumentation, and preliminary utilization
have been carried out for two laboratory-scale apparati concerned with
specific incendiary effects in a thermonuclear aftermath. One apparatus
is a fire tunnel dedicated to wind-aided fire propagation across a
regular two-dimensional array of discrete polymeric fuel elements
(specifically, toothpicks). This work is dedicated to quantifying a
local incendiary effect, the rate of fire spread across strewn debris in
the presence of an ambient wind. Preliminary findings suggest that the
rate of spread increases directly as the square root of the wind speed
and inversely as the square root of the fuel loading, for conditions for
which spread occurs at all. Keywords: Fire propagation, Global effects,
Wet coagulation, Precipitation scavenging, Wind aided fire spread, Flow
assisted flame spread.
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- Distribution Limitation(s):
- 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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