SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1988

Determination of the Input Data for a Model of the Heat Release Rate of Wood


A computer model for the heat release rate of wood is summarized and its input data requirements are specified. Some methods of obtaining these data are discussed. An apparatus for measuring the heat of combustion of the volatiles and the kinetic parameters for the mass loss rate of the various chemical components of wood as a function of their degree of char is described. The results of some of the measurements on cellulose made with this apparatus are presented.

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Parker, WJ
Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
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Developed by Committee: E05
Pages: 105–115
DOI: 10.1520/STP26220S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5053-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0992-6