Because of its complexity, the engineer is often forced to resort to empiricism in his treatment of fire. However, fire science has been developing rapidly. This book provides, for the first time in one cover, a state-of-the-art treatise on fire devoted to the combusion science. Written by established authorities in their field, the authors place a special emphasis on the more fundamental and theoretic aspects on the topic to illuminate our current understanding. These include fire science, fire safety science, combusion flames, buoyant plumes, building science, heat and mass transfer and fluid dynamics. Features: * Presents a state-of-the-art treatise on fire science * Consolidates our current inderstanding of this very complex problem * Provides a solid foundation to a rapidly developing engineering profession * Includes applications of computer simulation to design and fire investigation
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This valuable book...brings together state-of-the-art contributions on those aspects of fire that are generally recognised to fall within the domain of combusion science...
--FIRE AND FLAMMABILITY BULLETIN
It should be of value to all those who are concerned with advancing the knowledge and understanding of fire as well as to those involved generally with fire safety.
Any student of fire, or combustion, should want this book. It contains a broad range of the literature, and clear information on most aspects of fire. The authors are very knowledgeable in their respective chapter subject areas, and it is valuable that they have shared their insights and style of explanations with us. in a field where many books do not exist, this is a significant contribution. There is no other book that contains this scope and depth representative of the science of fire.
--COMBUSTION AND FLAME
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