On campus laboratory

A large (30x30 feet), fully equipped combustion lab with 12 ft diameter natural draft fume hood and cross flow wind generation capabilities. For many years, this lab has been used for detailed investigations into the behaviour of 30 cm diameter liquid pool fires. The burner is mounted on a two-way traversing table to allow for measurement of fire properties as functions of radial position and height above the fuel surface. The experimental rig can accommodate conventional and laser based measurement systems to map temperature, velocity, species, soot and radiation distributions throughout the field. It is also easily modified to examine medium-scale fire behaviour in a cross flow and/or with various floor, ground plane or corner configurations.

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