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By Dougal Drysdale(auth.)

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Chapter 1 hearth technology and Combustion (pages 1–34):
Chapter 2 warmth move (pages 35–82):
Chapter three Limits of Flammability and Premixed Flames (pages 83–119):
Chapter four Diffusion Flames and fireplace Plumes (pages 121–179):
Chapter five regular Burning of beverages and Solids (pages 181–223):
Chapter 6 Ignition: The Initiation of Flaming Combustion (pages 225–275):
Chapter 7 unfold of Flame (pages 277–315):
Chapter eight Spontaneous Ignition inside of Solids and Smouldering Combustion (pages 317–348):
Chapter nine The Pre?Flashover Compartment hearth (pages 349–386):
Chapter 10 The Post?Flashover Compartment hearth (pages 387–439):
Chapter eleven Smoke: Its Formation, Composition and stream (pages 441–474):

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Water, n-hexane) will evaporate as molecules escape from the surface to form vapour. ) If the system is closed (cf. 8(a)), a state of kinetic equilibrium will be achieved when the partial pressure of the vapour above the surface reaches a level at which there is no further net evaporative loss. 13) where p o is the equilibrium vapour pressure and Lv is the latent heat of evaporation (Moore, 1972; Atkins and de Paula, 2006). 14) where E and F are constants, T is in Kelvin and p ◦ is in mm Hg. 12 (Weast, 1974/5).

Many radical–radical reactions, including those of the HO2 radical, have been omitted. M is any ‘third body’ participating in radical recombination reactions (p–r) and dissociation reactions such as a. 16) (Griffiths and Barnard, 1995; Simmons, 1995; Griffiths, 2008). 16). g. 16). The rate of oxidation of methane may be equated to its rate of removal by reactions b–d. , Moore (1972) or Atkins and de Paula (2006). 28 An Introduction to Fire Dynamics where the square brackets indicate concentration, and kb , kc and kd are the appropriate rate coefficients (cf.

It occurs at all stages in a fire but is particularly important early on when thermal radiation levels are low. In natural fires, the movement of gases associated with this transfer of heat is determined by buoyancy, which also influences the shape and behaviour of diffusion flames (Chapter 4). 1. Unlike conduction and convection, radiative heat transfer requires no intervening medium between the heat source and the receiver. It is the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves, of which visible light is the example with which we are most familiar.

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