Thermal properties and smoke diffusion of oil pool fires in engine room for fire safety design

Nobuyoshi Fukuchi, Jun Takao, Changhong Hu

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Abstract

A fundamental study is carried out regarding the heat and mass transfer characteristics of an engine room fire. At first, an oil burning experiment in a box-type compartment, which is a simplified engine room fire model, is conducted under a limited ventilation condition to understand the nature of engine room fires and investigate smoke production and movement. From the experiments, several types of quantitative relation between the oil burning rate and the smoke generating rate are obtained. Then an experiment and a 3-dimensional CFD numerical simulation of smoke movement in a realistic engine room model are performed to investigate the smoke characteristics in a compartment with complicated geometry. Quantitative and qualitative comparisons are made between the measurements and the numerical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-53
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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