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Heat Transfer Research
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ISSN Imprimir: 1064-2285
ISSN On-line: 2162-6561

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Heat Transfer Research

DOI: 10.1615/HeatTransRes.2019026510
pages 1149-1161


Liang Wang
Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China; School of Energy and Power Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang Jiangsu 212003, China
Yu-Hong Dong
Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
Shichuan Su
School of Energy and Power Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang Jiangsu 212003, China
Chengyin Wei
School of Energy and Power Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang Jiangsu 212003, China
Haibin Cui
School of Energy and Power Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang Jiangsu 212003, China
Chenyu Guo
School of Energy and Power Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang Jiangsu 212003, China


Ventilation is relatively poor in the engine room of ships, and the oxygen content is typically decreased due to the oxygen consumption by many types of power machinery. If a fire occurs in the engine room, its development mechanism will be impacted by the initial oxygen concentration. The experiments in this study involve a confined space with dimensions of 1.5 m × 1.5 m × 1 m and a circular pool with diameters of 8 cm, 10 cm, 12 cm, and 16 cm. The initial oxygen concentration YO2 in the confined space is taken to be 18%, 18.5%, 19%, 19.5%, 20%, 20.5%, and 21%. By comparatively analyzing the changes in fuel mass, burning rate, and flame length, it is found that a lower initial oxygen concentration corresponds to the additional residual fuel mass. The fire extinction time increases with decreasing initial oxygen concentration. Furthermore, the mass burning rate decreases linearly with decreasing initial oxygen concentration. The stability stage of fuel combustion almost disappears at low oxygen concentrations (18.5-20.5%) and contains only the growth stage and declining stage, in which the growth stage period increases with decreasing initial oxygen concentration. In addition, the flame length is found to be coupled to the initial oxygen concentration, and a nonlinear expression for the flame length based on the mass burning rate and oxygen concentration is established.


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