Fire Technology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 142–156 | Cite as

Some aspects of structures of turbulent pool fires

  • R. S. Alger
  • R. C. Corlett
  • A. S. Gordon
  • F. A. Williams


The results of an experimental study of the burning of JP-5 and methanol pools emphasize structural differences between JP-5 and methanol fires as well as the importance of radiant feedback of energy to the pool surface in controlling rates of burning.


Methanol Burning Experimental Study Civil Engineer Structural Difference 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Alger
    • 1
  • R. C. Corlett
    • 2
  • A. S. Gordon
    • 3
  • F. A. Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.Stanford Research InstituteUSA
  2. 2.University of WashingtonUSA
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaSan Diego

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