Expt 7: Flame Spread over a Solid Fuel Surface

Importance of flame spread rate study

  • Most of the solids used in our day-to-day life are combustible in nature.

  • For example, household furniture, packing material, building material and even thermal-acoustical insulation blankets of aircrafts.

  • The study will help to understand the flame spread rate of these solids subjected to different conditions.

  • The problem is of importance since it helps in the fire-safety considerations of these materials.

  • Besides this, it is important to characterize the combustion over a solid fuel surface.