An Introduction to Fire Dynamics

Author: Dougal Drysdale
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119976103
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"Drysdale's book is by far the most comprehensive - everyone in the office has a copy...now including me. It holds just about everything you need to know about fire science." (Review of An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2nd Edition) After 25 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale's classic introduction has been brought up-to-date and expanded to incorporate the latest research and experimental data. Essential reading for all involved in the field from undergraduate and postgraduate students to practising fire safety engineers and fire prevention officers, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics is unique in that it addresses the fundamentals of fire science and fire dynamics, thus providing the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics Includes experimental data relevant to the understanding of fire behaviour of materials; Features numerical problems with answers illustrating the quantitative applications of the concepts presented; Extensively course-tested at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Edinburgh, and widely adopted throughout the world; Will appeal to all those working in fire safety engineering and related disciplines.

An Introduction to Fire Dynamics

Author: Dougal Drysdale
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9781119975472
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"Drysdale's book is by far the most comprehensive - everyone in the office has a copy...now including me. It holds just about everything you need to know about fire science." (Review of An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2nd Edition) After 25 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale's classic introduction has been brought up-to-date and expanded to incorporate the latest research and experimental data. Essential reading for all involved in the field from undergraduate and postgraduate students to practising fire safety engineers and fire prevention officers, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics is unique in that it addresses the fundamentals of fire science and fire dynamics, thus providing the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics Includes experimental data relevant to the understanding of fire behaviour of materials; Features numerical problems with answers illustrating the quantitative applications of the concepts presented; Extensively course-tested at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Edinburgh, and widely adopted throughout the world; Will appeal to all those working in fire safety engineering and related disciplines.

An introduction to fire dynamics

Author: Dougal Drysdale
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 0471906131
Release Date: 1985-06
Genre: Science

This book is unique in that it identifies fire science and fire dynamics and provides the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline. It is essential reading for all those involved in this wide ranging field, from Fire Prevention Officers to Consulting Engineers, whether involved in problems of fire risk assessment, fire safety design, or fire investigation. It will also be of considerable interest and value to research scientists working in building design, fire physics and chemistry.

Enclosure Fire Dynamics

Author: Bjorn Karlsson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420050214
Release Date: 1999-09-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The increasing complexity of technological solutions to both fire safety design issues and fire safety regulations demand higher levels of training and continuing education for fire protection engineers. Historical precedents on how to deal with fire hazards in new or unusual buildings are seldom available, and new performance-based building codes often require mathematical or computer fire modeling. Until now, however, there has been no current, truly comprehensive engineering book that builds an in-depth understanding of the scientific aspects of enclosure fires. Enclosure Fire Dynamics fills this void with a complete description of enclosure fires and how the outbreak of a fire in a compartment causes changes in the environment. The authors-both internationally renowned experts in fire safety and protection engineering-offer a clear presentation of the dominant mechanisms controlling enclosure fires and develop simple analytical relationships useful in designing buildings for fire safety. They show readers how to derive engineering equations from first principles, stating the assumptions clearly and showing how the resulting equations compare to experimental data. The details and the approach offered by this text provide readers with a confidence in-and the applicability of-a wide range of commonly used engineering equations and models. Enclosure Fire Dynamics will enhance the knowledge of professional fire protection engineers, researchers, and investigators and help build a strong foundation for engineering students.

Vom Calculus zum Chaos

Author: David J. Acheson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783486598995
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Eine spannende Abhandlung zu ausgewählten Fragen der Mechanik quer durch die Jahrhunderte der Physik. Ohne großen mathematischen Ballast zeigt Acheson, wie hier die Infinitesimalrechnung - oder auch Calculus - den passenden Schlüssel zum Verständnis liefert. Das dynamische Verhalten der vorgestellten Systeme wird sowohl analytisch als auch mit Simulationen untersucht. Dazu werden QBasic-Programme verwendet, die so einfach sind, daß sie jeder leicht zum Laufen bringen und seinen Fragestellungen entsprechend anpassen kann. Der Inhalt wird durch historische Darstellungen der Mechanik und durch Bilder berühmter Physiker und Faksimiles ihrer Originaltexte bereichert. Das Buch für Studenten und Dozenten der Mathematik und Physik ist auch für interessierte Schüler der Oberstufe geeignet.

Author: Дуглас Драйздейл
Publisher:
ISBN: 5274007716
Release Date: 1990
Genre:


Kleine Feuer berall

Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423433808
Release Date: 2018-04-20
Genre: Fiction

Der zweite unvergessliche Roman der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Es brennt! In jedem der Schlafzimmer hat jemand Feuer gelegt. Fassungslos steht Elena Richardson im Bademantel und den Tennisschuhen ihres Sohnes draußen auf dem Rasen und starrt in die Flammen. Ihr ganzes Leben lang hatte sie die Erfahrung gemacht, »dass Leidenschaft so gefährlich ist wie Feuer«. Deshalb passte sie so gut nach Shaker Heights, den wohlhabenden Vorort von Cleveland, Ohio, in dem der Außenanstrich der Häuser ebenso geregelt ist wie das Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Ihr Mann ist Partner einer Anwaltskanzlei, sie selbst schreibt Kolumnen für die Lokalzeitung, die vier halbwüchsigen Kinder sind bis auf das jüngste, Isabel, wohlgeraten. Doch es brennt. Elenas scheinbar unanfechtbares Idyll – alles Asche und Rauch?

Brandschutz Wegweiser

Author: Siemens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783895789489
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Der "Brandschutz-Wegweiser" richtet sich an Brandschutzplaner, Bauleiter, Feuerwehren, Facility Manager und Brandschutzbeauftragte. Sowohl Neueinsteigern, als auch erfahrenen Fachleuten und Experten bietet er einen Überblick über die wesentlichen rechtlichen, technischen und organisatorischen Aspekte des technischen Brandschutzes und er unterstützt sie bei der Auswahl und nachhaltigen Auslegung der Brandschutzsysteme. Das Buch beginnt mit einer Einführung in das Konzept des integralen Brandschutzes. Es folgt eine umfassende Darstellung der Grundlagen der Brandmeldetechnik, einschließlich der Funktionsweise von Meldern und Brandmelderzentralen. Weitere Kapitel thematisieren Rauchschutzanlagen, Alarmierung und Evakuierung, automatische Löschsysteme sowie Informations- und Gefahrenmanagement. Der "Brandschutz-Wegweiser" bietet zudem eine Zusammenfassung der für den Brandschutz relevanten Normen und Richtlinien (EN 54, DIN VDE 0833, VdS 2095), Symbole und Fachbegriffe sowie Tabellen mit Stoffwerten und Brennstoffklassen. Für die 3. Auflage wurde das Buch deutlich aktualisiert und erweitert. Unter anderem enthält es neue Abschnitte oder Aktualisierungen zum Wirksamkeitsnachweis von Brandschutzmaßnahmen, zum Rauchabzug und zur Sprachalarmierung, zu Brandschutzmanagement, Building Information Modeling, der Feuerwehrperipherie und der IT-Sicherheit. Auch die Hinweise zu Normen und Richtlinien wurden auf den aktuellen Stand gebracht.

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation Second Edition

Author: John J. Lentini
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439875995
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Law

Knowledge of the science behind fires is critical to understanding a fire’s cause and successfully presenting that determination to the authorities or in litigation. Now in its second edition, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation focuses on the practical application of scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Uniquely qualified with years of experience in on-site investigations, lab analyses, and courtroom presentation, the author provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book explores: The history of fire investigation and the basic chemistry and physics of fire The science of fire dynamics—how things burn and how they interact with their surroundings while doing so Practical procedures for conducting fire scene inspections Laboratory examination of fire debris to test for the presence of ignitable liquid residues and for potential ignition sources Relevant scientific principles as applied to 30 actual fires The evolution of the mythology of arson investigation The common root causes of errors in fire investigation The final chapter discusses the professional practice of fire investigation. It examines quality assurance, business practices, and the fundamentals of being an expert witness, with advice for giving testimony in depositions and at trial. Other highlights of the second edition include new and expanded discussions on novel training methods, first assumptions, computer fire modeling, low voltage ignition sources, the questionable validity of some origin determinations, and recent changes in NFPA 921. Thorough and accessible, this volume not only provides the practical information necessary to conduct an effective inquiry but also offers insight into the science, history, and theory behind what makes fire investigation a multi-faceted profession. John Lentini discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.

Kunststoffpr fung

Author: Wolfgang Grellmann
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446443907
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Die enormen Zuwachsraten in der Kunststofferzeugung und -anwendung erhöhen die Forderung nach aussagekräftigen Mess- und Auswerteverfahren in der Kunststoffprüfung. Durch die Fortschritte in der elektronischen Messtechnik haben sich sowohl die klassischen Prüfverfahren weiterentwickelt als auch völlig neuartige Methoden etabliert. Die Aussagekraft dieser Kenngrößen zur Quantifizierung der Zusammenhänge zwischen der Mikrostruktur und den makroskopischen Eigenschaften wird dargestellt. Zusätzliche Informationen über die ablaufenden Schädigungsprozesse und -mechanismen können durch die Anwendung gekoppelter zerstörungsfreier Kunststoffprüfverfahren bzw. hybrider Methoden der Kunststoffdiagnostik gewonnen werden. An Hand von Beispielen zur Optimierung von Kunststoffen und Verbunden sowie zur Bewertung von Bauteileigenschaften wird ein werkstoffwissenschaftlich begründeter Einblick in die moderne Kunststoffprüfung vermittelt.

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Fire Engineering

Author: Guan Heng Yeoh
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080570038
Release Date: 2009-04-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Fire and combustion presents a significant engineering challenge to mechanical, civil and dedicated fire engineers, as well as specialists in the process and chemical, safety, buildings and structural fields. We are reminded of the tragic outcomes of ‘untenable’ fire disasters such as at King’s Cross underground station or Switzerland’s St Gotthard tunnel. In these and many other cases, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is at the forefront of active research into unravelling the probable causes of fires and helping to design structures and systems to ensure that they are less likely in the future. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is routinely used as an analysis tool in fire and combustion engineering as it possesses the ability to handle the complex geometries and characteristics of combustion and fire. This book shows engineering students and professionals how to understand and use this powerful tool in the study of combustion processes, and in the engineering of safer or more fire resistant (or conversely, more fire-efficient) structures. No other book is dedicated to computer-based fire dynamics tools and systems. It is supported by a rigorous pedagogy, including worked examples to illustrate the capabilities of different models, an introduction to the essential aspects of fire physics, examination and self-test exercises, fully worked solutions and a suite of accompanying software for use in industry standard modeling systems. · Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is widely used in engineering analysis; this is the only book dedicated to CFD modeling analysis in fire and combustion engineering · Strong pedagogic features mean this book can be used as a text for graduate level mechanical, civil, structural and fire engineering courses, while its coverage of the latest techniques and industry standard software make it an important reference for researchers and professional engineers in the mechanical and structural sectors, and by fire engineers, safety consultants and regulators · Strong author team (CUHK is a recognized centre of excellence in fire eng) deliver an expert package for students and professionals, showing both theory and applications. Accompanied by CFD modeling code and ready to use simulations to run in industry-standard ANSYS-CFX and Fluent software.

Numerische Str mungsmechanik

Author: Joel H. Ferziger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540682288
Release Date: 2008-05-14
Genre: Science

Das Buch bietet einen Überblick über die numerischen Methoden zur Lösung strömungsmechanischer Probleme. Die in der Praxis meistgenutzten Methoden werden detailliert beschrieben. Behandelt werden auch fortgeschrittene Methoden, wie die Simulation von Turbulenzen und Parallel-Verarbeitung. Das Buch beschreibt die Grundlagen und Prinzipien der verschiedenen Methoden. Numerische Genauigkeit und Abschätzung sowie Fehlerreduktion werden detailliert mit vielen Beispielen behandelt. Alle Computercodes sind über den Server ftp.springer.de des Springer-Verlages erhältlich (Internet).

Tunnel Fire Dynamics

Author: Haukur Ingason
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781493921997
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book covers a wide range of issues in fire safety engineering in tunnels, describes the phenomena related to tunnel fire dynamics, presents state-of-the-art research, and gives detailed solutions to these major issues. Examples for calculations are provided. The aim is to significantly improve the understanding of fire safety engineering in tunnels. Chapters on fuel and ventilation control, combustion products, gas temperatures, heat fluxes, smoke stratification, visibility, tenability, design fire curves, heat release, fire suppression and detection, CFD modeling, and scaling techniques all equip readers to create their own fire safety plans for tunnels. This book should be purchased by any engineer or public official with responsibility for tunnels. It would also be of interest to many fire protection engineers as an application of evolving technical principles of fire safety.

Fluid Mechanics Aspects of Fire and Smoke Dynamics in Enclosures

Author: Bart Merci
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498778107
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Genre: Science

This book aims at fulfilling the need for a handbook at undergraduate and starting researcher level on fire and smoke dynamics in enclosures, giving fluid mechanics aspects a central role. Fluid mechanics are essential at the level of combustion, heat transfer and fire suppression, but they are described only cursorily in most of the existing fire safety science literature, including handbooks. The scope of this handbook ranges from the discussion of the basic equations for turbulent flows with combustion, through a discussion on the structure of flames, to fire and smoke plumes and their interaction with enclosure boundaries. Using this knowledge, the fire dynamics and smoke and heat control in enclosures are discussed. Subsequently, a chapter is devoted to the effect of water and the related fluid mechanics aspects. The book concludes with a chapter on CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), the increasingly popular calculation method in the field of fire safety science. The authors have attempted to write a book where the theory is illustrated by worked-out examples and the reader is challenged to complete additional clarifying exercises. The book is intended primarily for teaching purposes, but at the same time should prove a useful tool for starting researchers in the field of fire safety science, providing in-depth insight into fluid mechanics in relation to fire phenomena.