Fuel, Vol.237, 486-493, 2019
The evolution of flame height and air flow for double rectangular pool fires
In this study, a series of experiments were performed to investigate the flame height of double rectangular pool fires with different aspect ratios and distances in open space. Two identical rectangular gas burners with the same heat release rate were used as the fire sources. Four gas burners with the same surface area but with different aspect ratios were used. Different distances between two gas burners were considered. The experimental results indicated that the flame height decreased sharply with the increase of distance and subsequently exhibited a slight change with further increase of distance. The buoyancy force in the region between these two pools is the main factor to influence the flame height. A characteristic length D, which depends on the gas burner geometrical shape and distance, were proposed, and the experimental data indicate that the value of coefficient C decreases with the increase of D. A correlation has been achieved which can estimate the flame height of the rectangular pool fires with different aspect ratios in open space.