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critical look at the data problem in studies of wildland flammability

R. E. Huschke

critical look at the data problem in studies of wildland flammability

by R. E. Huschke

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Published by Rand Corp] in [Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest fires -- Prevention and control.,
  • Combustion.,
  • Atomic bomb -- Blast effect.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesWildland flammability
    StatementR.E. Huschke.
    SeriesPaper / Rand -- P-3526, P (Rand Corporation) -- P-3526.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p :
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20571143M

    Vegetation flammability remains poorly defined and involves many intercorrelated components and metrics. Schwilk () proposed a flammability framework with only two axes: total heat release and rate of spread. Pausas et al. () modified this framework by standardizing the heat release axis by fuel load, and adding a third axis of fuel ignitability. We tested these frameworks using data Cited by: 6. Flammability. Flammability is the ease with which a combustible substance can be ignited, causing fire or combustion or even an explosion. The degree of difficulty required to cause the combustion of a substance is quantified through fire ationally, a variety of test protocols exist to quantify flammability.

    A case study on the exposure of wildfire smoke among wildland firefighters shows that firefighters are exposed to significant levels of carbon monoxide and respiratory irritants above OSHA-permissible exposure limits (PEL) and ACGIH threshold limit values (TLV). 5–10% are overexposed. The study obtained exposure concentrations for one wildland firefighter over a hour shift spent holding .   NIST firefighters Justin Grossnickle and Martin Neal look over the end of a controlled test to study the impact of fire on cross-laminated timber buildings. CLT is a construction material identified in a new NIST report as needing more flammability research.

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A Critical Look at the Data Problem in Studies of Wildland Flammability. The simultaneous flammability of wildland fuels in the United States Weather Information: Its. Flammability limit data are used in consequence studies to estimate the size, shape, mass, and explosion energy of a flammable cloud formed during the accidental release of a fuel.

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