Effect of Sample Width on Downward Flame Spread over Typical Energy Conservation Material at a High Elevation Area

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechatronics and Mechanical Engineering I
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages199-203
ISBN (Print)9783038352921
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume664
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Title2014 International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering (ICMME 2014)
PlaceChina
CityChengdu
Period6 - 8 September 2014

Abstract

An experimental study on downward flame spread over extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam at a high elevation is presented. The flame shape, flame height, mass loss rate and flame spread rate were measured. The influences of width and high altitude were investigated. The flame fronts are approximately horizontal. Both the intensity of flame pulsation and the average flame height increase with the rise of sample width. The flame spread rate first drops and then rises with an increase in width. The average flame height, mass loss rate and flame spread rate at the higher elevation is smaller than that at a low elevation, which demonstrates that the XPS fire risk at the higher elevation area is lower. The experimental results agree well with the theoretical analysis. This work is vital to the fire safety design of building energy conservation system.

Research Area(s)

  • Downward flame spread, Energy conservation material, Extruded polystyrene (XPS), Fire risk evaluation, High elevation, Width effect

Citation Format(s)

Effect of Sample Width on Downward Flame Spread over Typical Energy Conservation Material at a High Elevation Area. / An, Wei Guang; Jiang, Lin; Sun, Jin Hua; Liew, K. M.

Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering I. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. p. 199-203 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 664).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)