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Tracie Barber
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052

Mary D'Souza
University of Queensland, Australia

Simon Evans
University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia


Fire development and smoke distribution under terrestrial conditions continues to be an active area of research. The problem has been studied in limited detail for micro-gravity conditions, and with the recent construction of the International Space Station the movement of smoke in an enclosed environment with limited gravity has increased relevance. Previous work related to micro-gravity has concentrated on flame shape and size; material combustion; smoke particle production; and smoke detection. This project uses CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to examine a simple case of smoke distribution, determining the variation in smoke movement for earth gravity and micro-gravity conditions. Experimental solutions are then obtained for both situations, using a drop tower facility for the micro-gravity cases.

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Bow shocks on a jet-like solid body shape. Thermal Sciences 2004, 2004. Pulsed, supersonic fuel jets - their characteristics and potential for improved diesel engine injection. PULSED, SUPERSONIC FUEL JETS - THEIR CHARACTERISTICS AND POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED DIESEL ENGINE INJECTION
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Pratt & Whitney's F-135 Joint Strike Fighter Engine under test in Florida is a 3600F class jet engine. TURBINE-09, 2009. Turbine airfoil leading edge stagnation aerodynamics and heat transfe... TURBINE AIRFOIL LEADING EDGE STAGNATION AERODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER - A REVIEW
Refractive index reconstructed field. (a) Second iteration. (b) Fourth iteration. Radiative Transfer - VI, 2010. Theoretical development for refractive index reconstruction from a radiative ... THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR REFRACTIVE INDEX RECONSTRUCTION FROM A RADIATIVE TRANSFER EQUATION-BASED ALGORITHM
Two inclusion test, four collimated sources. Radiative Transfer - VI, 2010. New developments in frequency domain optical tomography. Part II. Application with a L-BFGS associated to an inexa... NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FREQUENCY DOMAIN OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY. PART II. APPLICATION WITH A L-BFGS ASSOCIATED TO AN INEXACT LINE SEARCH