Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Application of Zone Models for Under-Ventilated Compartment Fires

[+] Author Affiliations
T. Mizukami, Y. Utiskul, J. G. Quintiere

University of Maryland

Paper No. IMECE2006-15135, pp. 69-77; 9 pages
  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 2
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 5 – 10, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4785-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3790-4
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


A model is presented that explains the mass loss rate in a compartment as a function of fuel type and scale. The effect of ventilation is included in the model by the inclusion of the ambient oxygen concentration in the lower layer that results due to vent mixing. The model is executed in BRI2002, a zone model, capable of computing species and thermal conditions in the upper and lower compartment gas layers. Computations show good agreement with small-scale compartment data for heptane pools. The results can accurately portray extinction, oscillations in burning, reduction in the flaming area, and quasi-steady behaviors.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In