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Upward flame spread over discrete fuels

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In this paper, the authors analyzed the upward flame spread over discrete fuels through experiments on vertical arrays of alternating lengths of PMMA and inert insulation board, and found that the fuel coverage was below unity, which indicates that a homogeneous fuel bed approximation is unsuitable for arrays with low fuel coverage.
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This article is published in Fire Safety Journal.The article was published on 2015-10-01 and is currently open access. It has received 54 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Flame spread.

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The effect of flow and geometry on concurrent flame spread

TL;DR: In this paper, the problem of flame spread is revisited, with a particular emphasis on the effect of flow and geometry on concurrent flame spread over solid fuels, and areas for future research will be highlighted.
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Experimental Studies on the Effects of Spacing on Upward Flame Spread over Thin PMMA

TL;DR: In this article, the effect of spacing between wall and thin fuels on upward flame spread was investigated for the first time using 1mm thick PMMA sheets, including two-face burning case, and experiments were performed on uniform PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate) samples with 200mm height, 50mm width, and 1mm thickness.
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Concurrent flame spread over discrete thin fuels

TL;DR: In this article, an unsteady two-dimensional numerical model was used to simulate concurrent flame spread over paper-like thin solid fuels of discrete configurations in microgravity (0,g with 20,cm/s) and in normal gravity (1,g).
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Experimental study on combustion and flame spread characteristics in horizontal arrays of discrete fuels

TL;DR: In this article, the effects of fuel bed width and spacing on the combustion and flame spread behaviors of discrete fuels were investigated. And a prediction model of the mass loss rate was developed, which agreed reasonably well with the experimental data.
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Understanding the effects of inclination angle and fuel bed width on concurrent flame spread over discrete fuel arrays

TL;DR: In this paper, the combined effect of inclination angle and array fuel bed width on flame spread over discrete fuel arrays was investigated. But, the authors did not consider the effect of the angle of inclination on the upward flame spread.
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A Mathematical Model for Predicting Fire Spread in Wildland Fuels

TL;DR: In this paper, a mathematical model for predicting rate of fire spread and intensity applicable to a wide range of wildland fuels is presented from the conceptual stage through evaluation and demonstration of results to hypothetical fuel models.
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Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena

TL;DR: In this article, the authors present an overview of the history of fire and its application in the field of fire safety, including a discussion of the role of mass and energy conservation in chemical reactions.
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Spread of a laminar diffusion flame

TL;DR: In this article, a theoretical description of a laminar diffusion flame spreading against an air stream over a solid- or liquid-fuel bed is presented, where both a thin sheet and a semi-infinite fuel bed are considered.
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Mechanisms of fire spread

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors provide a framework within which various studies can be placed, focusing on the underlying heat-transfer, fluid-flow and chemical-kinetic phenomena of fire spread.
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On the need for a theory of wildland fire spread

TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore the basis of understanding wildland fire behavior with the intention of stimulating curiosity and promoting fundamental investigations of fire spread problems that persist even in the presence of tremendous modelling advances.
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