Special Issue "Advanced Analysis and Technology in Fire Science and Engineering"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Industrial Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Cheol-Hong Hwang
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Department of Fire and Disaster Prevention, Daejeon University, Daejeon 34520, South Korea
Interests: fire dynamics; fire physics and chemistry; fire and materials; fire simulation; compartment fire; smoke; fire detector; measurements; performance-based fire safety design (PBD)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality works obtained from experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations on the fundamentals and applications of fire science and engineering. Since the field of fire science and engineering covers a very wide range from fundamental research to practical application, there are not enough specialized journals where relevant researchers can share in-depth research results. This Special Issue is open to research that can help to better understand complex fire phenomena and ultimately contribute to fire safety design. Potential topics include but are not limited to experimental, theoretical, and numerical simulation studies of fire physics and chemistry, fire dynamics, measurements in fire environments, fire detection and suppression system, fire safety design and management, assessment of fire risk and fire investigation, etc.

We welcome the submission of original works, reviews, and short communications that provide novel insights related to the multidisciplinary fire science and engineering research fields.

Prof. Dr. Cheol-Hong Hwang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Fire chemistry and physics
  • Fire dynamics
  • Measurement in fire environments
  • Fire detection and suppression system
  • Fire safety design and management
  • Assessment of fire risk
  • Fire investigation

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Influences of Sub-Atmospheric Pressure on Upward Flame Spread over Flexible Polyurethane Foam Board with Multiple Inclinations
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(20), 7117; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10207117 - 13 Oct 2020
Abstract
Fire propagation and burning characteristics of upward flame spread over flexible polyurethane (FPU) foam board were investigated under coupling effects of pressure and orientation. As a further comparative research of our previous work, three pressures (70, 85 and 100 kPa) and four fuel [...] Read more.
Fire propagation and burning characteristics of upward flame spread over flexible polyurethane (FPU) foam board were investigated under coupling effects of pressure and orientation. As a further comparative research of our previous work, three pressures (70, 85 and 100 kPa) and four fuel surface inclination angles (0°, 30°, 60°, 90°) were applied, respectively, as before, to study the variation of typical parameters including flame spread rate (FSR), burning rate, heat transfer components, flame length, etc. First, a phenomenological interpretation was taken to show the special spreading process with melting flow combustion and flash burning observed. Second, an overall theoretical analysis was proposed to reveal the individual or coupling effects of pressure and inclined burning surface on spreading behavior. A semi-quantitative correlation was developed and formulated to show the tendency of FSR as a function of pressure, inclination and other burning parameters, which was validated by data in paper. Meanwhile, comparison of detailed differences between upward and downward spread was conducted to give a full insight on FPU fire development. At last, comprehensive discussions of coupling effects on variation of spreading characteristics and heat transfer mechanisms were performed based on fire dynamics. Full article
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