Learning Exercise

Burning Rate

Assignments based from Principles of Fire Behavior by James G. Quintiere - Chapter 6
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Exercise

1. What are the factors that influence energy release rates? Describe each. 2. Using the information in this chapter, compare and contrast the energy rate signatures of an upholstered chair (Fig. 6-16) and a Christmas tree.

Requirements

College algebra Chemistry Physics

Topics

Burning and energy release rate Heat of gasification Heat of combustion

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

ý Describe the factors influencing energy release rate. Execute formulas to predict burning rate and energy release rate. Define heat of gasification and heat of combustion. Select or construct energy release rate signatures of real items.