publication . Thesis . 2017

Controlling Object Heat Release Rate using Geometrical Features

Kraft, Stefan Marc;
Open Access
  • Published: 08 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
An experimental study was conducted to determine the effect of complex geometries on the burning rate of materials made using additive manufacturing. Controlling heat release rate has applicability in limiting fire hazards as well as for designing fuels for optimal burning rate. The burning rate of a structure is a function of the material properties as well as the airflow through it, which is dictated by the geometry. This burning rate is generally proportional to the porosity for objects in which the flow is limited by the path constriction. The relations between porosity and burning rate are well studied for wood cribs, which are layers of wood sticks. Crib a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Heat Release Rate, Cone Calorimeter, Crib, Geometry, Fire
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