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Learning Exercise: Combustion in Natural Fires

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


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


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.



  • College Lower Division


Combustion and flame types


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