FIRES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2081
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2730 University Blvd, Wheaton, MD, 20902
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PHILIP J DINENNO
 (301) 949-0505
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A METHOD IS PROPOSED TO SCALE THE SUPPRESSION EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER SPRAYS AND FILM FORMING AGENTS ON HYDROCARBON POOL FIRES. THE METHOD EXPLOITS THE CONSISTENCY OF POOL FIRES > 1M IN DIAMETER WHILE SCALING DROPLET, SPRAY AND FILM CHARACTERISTICS. THIS STUDY EXAMINES THE PENETRATION, EVAPORATION AND TRAJECTORY OF AQUEOUS STREAMS THROUGH A FIRE PLUME. GROSS ENERGY BALANCES THROUGH THE FLAME AND APPLICATION DENSITY TO THE FUEL SURFACE ARE COMPUTED IN ORDER TO DERIVE SCALING RELATIONSHIPS. THIS SIMPLIFIED APPROACH IS TESTED AGAINST EXISTING FULL SCALE SUPPRESSION DATA. THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A SMALL SCALE TEST APPARATUS IS PREPARED BASED UPON THE ANALYSIS.

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