Dependence of flashover on temperature and aspect ratio of the compartment

Alan N. Beard

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    Abstract

    A non-linear model of flashover, FLASHOVER A1, has been used to explore the dependence of the critical fire size necessary for the onset of flashover on the aspect ratio of the enclosure. It may be hypothesized that, overall, there is a dependence on aspect ratio. Further, it has been inferred that the critical upper layer temperature necessary for the onset of flashover is not fixed but depends upon the specific case assumed. It is not tenable to assume a single, fixed, temperature as a criterion for flashover, although this has often been done in the past.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)267-284
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
    Volume21
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

    Keywords

    • Flashover
    • Heat release
    • Model
    • Non-linear

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