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Title: Smoke Accumulation 2. Predictive Parameters for Plywood

Source: Journal of Fire Sciences, Volume 2. July-August 1984

Author(s): Brenden, John J.; LeVan, Susan L.

Publication Year: 1984  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: In recent years, the Aminco-NBS smoke density chamber (ASTM Method E 662) has been frequently used for measuring the smoke yield of materials. If chamber data could be related to larger scale fire experiments, the test method would contribute to cost-effective fire research. In this study, a specially modified chamber facilitated smoke sampling at several locations. Sampling at various locations established the smoke distribu-tion and made it possible to calculate correlating parameters using 3/8-inch (0.953 cm) thick Douglas-fir plywood. In general, (POD), the mass optical density (MOD), and the the particulate optical density weight fraction (x) of particulates in the smoke showed considerable variability. Particulate mass concen-tration could be the most important predictive variable

Keywords: smoke, accumulation, plywood

File size: 308 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/02/2011

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