Thermophysical and Thermokinetic Characteristics of Forest Combustible Materials

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Abstract

Experiments on determination of main thermophysical parameters (heat conductivity, heat capacity, thermal diffusivity) and thermokinetic characteristics (activation energy of pyrolysis and flaming) of typical forest combustible materials and their mixtures, taken from the Siberian, Central, Southern, and Far Eastern Federal Districts of Russia, have been performed in the wide temperature range 298–423 K corresponding to the initiation of thermal decomposition and subsequent flaming of forest combustible materials. Results of these experiments were compared with experimental data obtained by other researchers. A database, which can be used in the mathematical simulation of the thermal decomposition and flaming of forest combustible materials as well as in the determination of conditions necessary for the localization and suppression of a forest fi re, has been developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1355-1363
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • flaming
  • forest combustible material
  • oxidation
  • thermal decomposition
  • thermophysical and thermokinetic characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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