Description - Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena by James G. Quintiere
Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena provides a detailed description of the basic principles governing this field. Key features: Presents an integrated introduction to the phenomena of fire and establishes the theoretical basis of the subject Adopts basic thermochemistry and combustion principles to describe the different processes involved in a fire Introduces combustion to the fire protection student and covers a broad array of fuels and burning configurations. Discusses the sophistication of modern combustion applications for power and heating and distinguishes between the theoretical and empirical aspects of the subject of fire.
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(252mm x 172mm x 31mm)
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Author Biography - James G. Quintiere
James G. Quintiere, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3031, USA Educated as a mechanical engineer, Professor Quintiere received a B.S. degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (1962), and a M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1970) from New York University. His career in fire safety began in 1971 when he joined the National Bureau of Standards, now known as the National Institute of Science and Technology. He left in 1989, as Chief of the Fire Science and Engineering Division, to join the faculty of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering. Dr. Quintiere's research in fire has covered a wide range of topics including compartment fire behavior, fire induced flows, fire growth on materials and scale model studies. He is currently Chairman of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). He received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (1976) and Silver Medal (1982) as well as the Howard W. Emmons Lecture Award from the IAFSS in 1986. He has written over 75 journal publications and reports.