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Title: Smoldering - The Fire Scenario
Authors: Torero, Jose L
Issue Date: 2000
Abstract: There are certain fire initiation scenarios that are particularly common, one of great significance is a fire initiated from the ignition of a porous fuel. Nearly 40% of the deaths due to fire can be traced to cigarette induced smolder of upholstered furniture and the mechanisms that control the process that transforms the weak smolder reaction occurring in the cigarette to a fire are still mostly unknown. A general description of this fire scenario and a discussion of its threats is provided here.
Description: Technical Report written while the author, Prof Torero, was a faculty member of the University of Maryland in 2000.
Keywords: fire safety
carbon monoxide
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