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The Study on Surface Fire Spread in Fuel Bed
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 28, Issue 6,  2014, pp.22-27
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2014.28.6.022
 Title & Authors
The Study on Surface Fire Spread in Fuel Bed
Kim, Jeong-Hun; Kim, Eung-Sik; Kim, Dong-Hyun; Kim, Jang-Whan;
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In this study a Fuel bed where surface fire spreads through is made to measure the data such as the flame height, radiation, spread rate and temperature distribution of Fuel bed. As experimental variables species of trees, wind velocities and slop are chosen. Fallen leaves of Quercus Variabilis (Q.V.) and Pinus Densiflora (P.D.) are used as fuel. Wind velocity is controlled by simply designed wind turnnel from 1 to 5 m/s. Slope of fuel bed is changed from to . For the measurements of temperature distribution and spread rate total 35 of K-type 1.6 mm thermocouples are positioned as a lattice design. Radiant heat flow meters are used besides video camera and thermovision camera.
Flame height;Surface fire;Radiation;Spread rate;Wind velocity;
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