Thermal properties and smoke diffusion of oil pool fires in engine room

Nobuyoshi Fukuchi, Jun Takao, Changhong Hu

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Abstract

A fundamental study on heat and mass transfer characteristics of a engine room fire is carried out. At first an oil burning experiment in a box-type compartment, which is a simplified engine room fire model, is conducted on limited ventilation condition to investigate the smoke production and movement for such type of engine room fires. 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 three-dimensional CFD numerical simulation of smoke movement on a practical 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)491-496
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventThe Fourteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - ISOPE 2004 - Toulon, France
Duration: May 23 2004May 28 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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