Chen XJ, Yang LZ, Ji JW, Deng ZH (2002) Mathematical model for prediction of pyrolysis and ignition of wood under external heat flux. Progress in Natural Science 12(11), 874-877. [In English]
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pyrolysis, time to ignition, wood, model, simulation,
Abstract: The pyrolysis and ignition of combustible materials is an important aspect of the processes taking place in an unwanted fire. A prediction model presented in this paper is to study pyrolysis and ignition time of wood under external heat flux. The solution of the model provides the temperature at each point of the solid and the local solid conversion. And the time to ignition of the wood is predicted with the solution of surface temperature. In general, a good agreement between experimental and theoretical results is obtained.