Ignitor and Thickness Effects on Upward Flame Spread

  title={Ignitor and Thickness Effects on Upward Flame Spread},
  author={James Q Quintiere and Chen-Hsen Lee},
  journal={Fire Technology},
The effects of a material's ignitor characteristics and burning duration on upward wall flame spread are investigated. The ignitor is represented as an energy line source. Its energy release rate and its duration after ignition are considered. The material is represented as a finite, thick noncharring material with properties representative of polymethylmethracrylate (PMMA). A Volterra integral equation is solved for upward flame speed by numerical methods, and a transient, noncharring burning… CONTINUE READING