Calculation of radiation transmittance through n-heptane in a pool fire

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The radiative transfer mechanisms in a volatile hydrocarbon pool fire were investigated by solving the transmittance of infrared radiation through fuel (n-heptane) layers of different depths. The incoming radiation was assumed to have the same relative amounts of different wavelengths as a spectrum obtained experimentally for a 2 meter pool fire, and the transmittances were calculated by integrating either the single-ray Lambert-Beer formula, the two-flux (Schuster-Schwarzschild) method solution or the analytical plane-parallel monochromatic/gray solution of the radiative transfer equation over wavelength, using the liquid absorption coefficients from several sources. The obtained transmittances were compared to earlier heat flux measurements, and the possibility of calculating them with significantly less computation time by using a k-distribution method was investigated. The results managed to replicate the measured heat flux values at depths over 1 mm in the liquid with reasonable accuracy, and the use of the k-distribution, more known and used in gas phase thermal radiation calculations, significantly speeds up the calculations.


JulkaisuJournal of Physics: Conference Series
TilaJulkaistu - 14 marraskuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu
TapahtumaEuropean Symposium on Fire Safety Science - Nancy, Ranska
Kesto: 12 syyskuuta 201814 syyskuuta 2018
Konferenssinumero: 3

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