This book provides essential understanding of flows in fire and smoke dynamics in enclosures, covering combustion, heat transfer and fire suppression in more detail than other introductory books. It moves from the basic equations for turbulent flows with combustion, through a discussion of the structure of flames, to fire and smoke plumes and their interaction with enclosure boundaries. This is then applied to fire dynamics and smoke and heat control in enclosures.
This new edition provides considerably more on the fluid mechanics of the effect of water, and on fire dynamics modelling using Computational Fluid Dynamics.
- Presents worked examples taken from practical, everyday fire-related problems
- Covers a broad range of topics, from the basics to state-of-the-art computer simulations of fire and smoke-related fluid mechanics, including the effect of water
- Provides extensive treatment of the interaction of water sprays with a fire-driven flow
- Contains a chapter on Computational Fluid Dynamics, the increasingly popular calculation method in the field of fire safety science
The book serves as a comprehensive guide at the undergraduate and starting researcher level on fire and smoke dynamics in enclosures, with an emphasis on fluid mechanics.