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
ISBN: 0470319038
Release Date: 2011-09-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"This book is unique in that it identifies fire science and fire dynamics and provides the scientific background necessary to the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline"--

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.

Fire Dynamics

Author: Gregory E. Gorbett
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0135075882
Release Date: 2010-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Fire Dynamics, 1/e Gregory E. Gorbett and James L. Pharr "Fire Dynamics "is Brady'sfirst edition textwritten to the FESHE baccalaureate curriculum that is a resource for all fire service professionals from the student to the fire investigator. With fourteen chapters and FESHE and NFPA references and guidelines throughout, the text provides a comprehensive approach to fire dynamics with the latest research and experiments from real field experience. Authors, Gregory E. Gorbett and James L. Pharr, bring a real world focus as this book covers principles of fire dynamics and chemistry with a real world application, above and beyond a review of basic math and science principles. With a new Fire Series Design, Key Terms and Review Questions throughout, and a robust supplements package in MyFireKit for both students and instructors, this text blends both academic information for the student and real world applications for the practicing fire safety professional to become the best in their field. Features Include: Up-to-Date information meeting the FESHE guidelines for Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Dynamics, and NFPA 1033-Standard Professional Qualifications for the Fire Investigator A blend of introductory, intermediate, and advanced Fire Dynamics course material, providing a more comprehensive approach to Fire Dynamics and Chemistry Math, Chemistry, and Physics Reviews to acclimate the reader to the subject Accompanying Experiments, Graphics, and Video that allow the reader to implement knowledge learned into training exercises New 4-color Fire Series Design with an updated art program Introduction, Key Terms, and End of Chapter Review Questions throughout to reinforce student learning and retention New MyFireKit solution offering unique book-specific online resources for both students and instructors in a user-friendly format, including review questions, games, animations and video clips for the student and Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint, Online Courseware and Test Banks for the instructor Visit www.bradybooks.com for... Other Titles of Interest: DeHaan, "Kirk's Fire Investigation, 6/e" (0-13-171922-X)Icove/DeHaan, "Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, 2/e" (0-13-222857-2)Mahoney/Hannig, "Fire Department Hydraulics, 2/e" (0-13-513070-0)Mahoney/Rickman/Wallace, Fire Suppression Practices and Procedures, 2/e (0-13-1517773-2)Meyer, "Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, 5/e" (0-13-504159-7)Weber, "Pocket Reference for Hazardous Materials Response" (0-13-227347-0) Brady/Pearson Health ScienceUpper Saddle River, NJ 07458www.bradybooks.com Pearson Education Logo ISBN: 0-13-507588-2

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.

Structural Design for Fire Safety

Author: Andrew H. Buchanan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470972892
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.

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.

Fundamentals of fire phenomena

Author: James G. Quintiere
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470091134
Release Date: 2006-05-22
Genre: Science

Understanding fire dynamics and combustion is essential in fire safety engineering and in fire science curricula. Engineers and students involved in fire protection, safety and investigation need to know and predict how fire behaves to be able to implement adequate safety measures and hazard analyses. Fire phenomena encompass everything about the scientific principles behind fire behavior. Combining the principles of chemistry, physics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics necessary to understand the fundamentals of fire phenomena, this book integrates the subject into a clear discipline: Covers thermochemistry including mixtures and chemical reactions; Introduces combustion to the fire protection student; Discusses premixed flames and spontaneous ignition; Presents conservation laws for control volumes, including the effects of fire; Describes the theoretical bases for empirical aspects of the subject of fire; Analyses ignition of liquids and the importance of evaporation including heat and mass transfer; Features the stages of fire in compartments, and the role of scale modeling in fire. Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena is an invaluable reference tool for practising engineers in any aspect of safety or forensic analysis. Fire safety officers, safety practitioners and safety consultants will also find it an excellent resource. In addition, this is a must-have book for senior engineering students and postgraduates studying fire protection and fire aspects of combustion.

Temperature Calculation in Fire Safety Engineering

Author: Ulf Wickström
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319301723
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Genre: Science

This book provides a consistent scientific background to engineering calculation methods applicable to analyses of materials reaction-to-fire, as well as fire resistance of structures. Several new and unique formulas and diagrams which facilitate calculations are presented. It focuses on problems involving high temperature conditions and, in particular, defines boundary conditions in a suitable way for calculations. A large portion of the book is devoted to boundary conditions and measurements of thermal exposure by radiation and convection. The concepts and theories of adiabatic surface temperature and measurements of temperature with plate thermometers are thoroughly explained.Also presented is a renewed method for modeling compartment fires, with the resulting simple and accurate prediction tools for both pre- and post-flashover fires. The final chapters deal with temperature calculations in steel, concrete and timber structures exposed to standard time-temperature fire curves. Useful temperature calculation tools are included, and several examples demonstrate how the finite element code TASEF can be used to calculate temperature in various configurations. Temperature Calculation in Fire Safety Engineering is intended for researchers, students, teachers, and consultants in fire safety engineering. It is also suitable for others interested in analyzing and understanding fire, fire dynamics, and temperature development. Review questions and exercises are provided for instructor use.

Physicochemical Hydrodynamics

Author: Ronald F. Probstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471725121
Release Date: 2005-02-25
Genre: Science

Since the first publication of the book, a surge of interest in physicochemical hydrodynamics (PCH) has produced a flurry of advances in the field, as researchers became aware of the subject’s practical applications across numerous disciplines. The Second Edition of Ronald F. Probstein’s Physicochemical Hydrodynamics is significantly expanded and revised to provide increased coverage of the field. All of the material was supplemented with problems for students, and a solutions manual is available for instructors. The continued demand for the book necessitates that the Second Edition be reprinted in paperback so that it may be more widely available to students and practitioners. This highly respected book emphasizes rational theory and its consequences to demonstrate the underlying unity of PCH, which allows diverse phenomena to be described in physically and mathematically similar ways. Physicochemical Hydrodynamics communicates the fundamentals while, at the same time, conveying the importance of applications of PCH to a variety of fields, including: mechanical, chemical, and environmental engineering; materials science, biotechnology, microfluidics, and fluid aspects of nanotechnology. Numerous illustrations, analogies, and examples highlight the text and help to clarify and solidify students’ and professionals’ understanding of the material.

Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics

Author: Robert C. Hilborn
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198507232
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Mathematics

This is a comprehensive introduction to the exciting scientific field of nonlinear dynamics for students, scientists, and engineers, and requires only minimal prerequisites in physics and mathematics. The book treats all the important areas in the field and provides an extensive and up-to-date bibliography of applications in all fields of science, social science, economics, and even the arts.

Principles of Fire Protection Chemistry and Physics

Author: Raymond Friedman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763760706
Release Date: 2008-03-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

To Understand Fire, one Needs Today's Latest Scientific Knowledge And Trends! this Edition Spells Out The Chemical And Physical Properties Of Flammable Materials And Fire and reviews The Basics, Then Progresses To A Solid Understanding Of The Combustion Process And Products.