The rate of burning of cribs of wood
Document Type: Book
Author(s): P. G. Smith; P. H. Thomas
Publication Year: 1968

Cataloging Information

  • experimental fires
  • flame length
  • heat
  • rate of spread
  • statistical analysis
  • surface fuels
  • wood
  • wood properties
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39094
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13724
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Because cribs of wood are widely used to produce experimental fires it is sometimes necessary to predict their burning behavior especially when their burning rate is not controlled primarily by some other factor such as the window opening in a compartment. If the window is large enough the behavior of the compartment fire is strongly influenced by the crib design and it is desirable to compare the behavior of the crib in the compartment and in the open to asses the influence of, say, heat loss to the walls. Several sets of crib data for burning in the open are available and in this report some attempt is made to correlate their behavior.

Smith, P. G., and P. H. Thomas. 1968. The rate of burning of cribs of wood. Fire Research Note No. 728. Blank, Joint Fire Research Organization.