Learning Exercise

Fire Plumes

Assignments based from Principles of Fire Behavior by James G. Quintiere - Chapter 7

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and how they are controlled. see more


1. What would be the expected range of temperature in the non-combusting plane for a 15 kW┬┐60 kW Propane fire? 2. What is the difference between centerline temperature and maximum turbulent flame temperature? 3. Explain the behavior of fire plumes. 4. What is buoyancy and how does it apply to fire plumes?


College algebra Chemistry Physics


Temperature Fire Plume Flame Height Bouyancy

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Calculate flame height. Estimate temperature above a fire. Describe the behavior of fire plumes. Describe the meaning of buoyancy.