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Learning Exercise: Combustion in Natural Fires

Title:
Combustion in Natural Fires
Material:
Description:
Assignments based from Principles of Fire Behavior by James G. Quintiere - Chapter

Info

Submitted by:
Steve Gervais
Date Last Modified:
August 03, 2006

Exercise

1. Define spontaneous ignition and smoldering combustion. 2. Explain how a candle flame works. 3. Describe, from a quantitative viewpoint, the natural forms of life including aspects of size, shape and speed.

Categories

Audience

  • College Lower Division

Topics

Combustion and flame types

Requirements

College algebra; Chemistry; Physics

Learning Objectives

Identify different forms of natural fire: diffusion flames, spontaneous ignition, smoldering, and premixed flames. Understand how a candle flame, a basic diffusion flame, works. Understand, from a quantitative view point, the natural forms of fire including aspects of size, shape, and speed

Type of Task

  • Individual