Learning Exercise

Flame Spread

Assignments based from Principles of Fire Behavior by James G. Quintiere - Chapter 5
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This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and how they are controlled. see more

Exercise

1. What are the different types of flame spread? Describe each one. 2. Explain flame spread theory in terms of distance heated and ignition time. 3. Compare and contrast the fire spread rates on the following materials in a lateral position: asphalt, plywood, flexible foam plastic, glass reinforced plastic. Which of these resist flame spread the most? Which has the highest rate of flame spread? How would these flame spread rates change if these materials were in the vertical position?

Requirements

College Algebra Chemistry Physics

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Describe the different types of fire spread. Explain flame spread theory in terms of distance heated and ignition time. Given data, compute flame spread speeds on solids for different cases. Develop quantitative understanding of fire spread rates for many conditions.