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Introduction to Fire Dynamics
Second Edition
by Dougal Drysdale

Introduction to Fire Dynamics provides the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline.

Features:

  • Identifies fire science and fire dynamics
  • Addresses the conditions necessary for ignition and steady burning of combustible materials to occur
  • Discusses how large a fire has to become before fire detectors and sprinkler heads will operate
  • Discloses the circumstances that can lead to flashover in a compartment

Contents

  • Fire Science and Combustion
  • Heat Transfer
  • Limits of Flammability and Premixed Flames
  • Diffusion Flames and Fire Plumes
  • Steady Burning of Liquids and Solids
  • Ignition: The Initiation of Flaming Combustion
  • Spread of Flame
  • Spontaneous Ignition within Solids and Smouldering Combustion
  • The Pre-flashover Compartment Fire
  • The Post-flashover Compartment Fire
  • The Production and Movement of Smoke
  • Answers to Problems

Index

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Second Edition
by Dougal Drysdale

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