Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32787
Title: Flashover for bus fires from empirical equations
Authors: Chow, WK 
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Journal of fire sciences, 2001, v. 19, no. 1, p. 81-93 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of fire sciences 
Abstract: Flashover for local bus fires is discussed using the heat balance equation. Empirical equations on the air intake rates through the opening, heat release rate of the fire, and heat lost rate through the compartment wall are reviewed and applied. The possibility of flashover is studied by plotting the heat lost through the bus envelope and the heat generated by a fire against the air temperature rise in the bus compartment. The heat release rate curve of the fire was computed with the aid of a two-layer zone model. Heat losses through the bus envelope with different materials are compared. It is further confirmed that thermal conducting materials with higher heat loss would have lower chance to flashover.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32787
ISSN: 0734-9041
EISSN: 1530-8049
DOI: 10.1106/1Q30-NLP1-V354-4LY2
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