1st Edition

Engineering Analysis of Fires and Explosions




ISBN 9780849381072
Published March 17, 1995 by CRC Press
277 Pages

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Book Description

Engineering Analysis of Fires and Explosions demonstrates how professional forensic engineers apply basic concepts and principles from engineering and scientific disciplines to analyze fires and explosions. It describes how forensic engineers use a "reverse design" process to determine the original cause of a fire or explosion. This guide incorporates practices and lessons learned from the first-hand experiences of the author and his colleagues. It is an exciting introduction to the multidisciplinary subject of fire and explosion analysis and its legal ramifications. The author's straightforward language and style make the concepts easy to understand.

Table of Contents

(Section Headings)
Introduction
Some Combustion Chemistry
Odorants and Leak Detection
Determining the Point of Origin of a Fire
Electrical Shorting
Explosions
Determining the Point of Origin of an Explosion
Arson
Automotive Fires
Fire and Explosion Case Study
Study Problems
Bibliography
Index

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