An experimental study on the effects of blockage ratio and ventilation velocity on the heat release rate of tunnel fires

Kayili, Serkan
Yozgatlıgil, Ahmet
Cahit Eralp, O.
It is very important to accurately predict the fire-induced air velocity, temperature, and smoke concentrations in tunnel fires to design efficient fire protection systems. In this study a scaled model of a tunnel was constructed based on Froude number scaling and wood sticks with different configurations which were burned in a controlled environment. Model vehicles having a square base were built according to the wood crib theory. The impact of varying longitudinal ventilation velocity and the cross-sectional area of the burning substances on the heat release rate and temperature distribution in the tunnel were measured.
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S. Kayili, A. Yozgatlıgil, and O. Cahit Eralp, “An experimental study on the effects of blockage ratio and ventilation velocity on the heat release rate of tunnel fires,” Journal of Fire Sciences, pp. 555–575, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: