Experimental and numerical studies of a laboratory fire whirl

K. Hartl, H. M. Blackburn, A. J. Smits

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Abstract

Results from a laboratory study of a fire whirl with dimethyl ether fuel are introduced and discussed in relation to fundamental and semi-empirical scaling results. The laboratory study also forms the basis for a stabilised direct numerical simulation (DNS) study of convection with Boussinesq buoyancy. A comparison of results suggests the basic simulation methodology holds promise but that a tighter characterisation of simulation and experimental boundary conditions will benefit future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780646596952
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 11 2014

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Other19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/8/1412/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Hartl, K., Blackburn, H. M., & Smits, A. J. (2014). Experimental and numerical studies of a laboratory fire whirl. In Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.