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Engineering Analysis of Fires and Explosions

1st Edition

By Randall K. Noon

CRC Press

277 pages

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Hardback: 9780849381072
pub: 1995-03-17
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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)


Some Combustion Chemistry

Odorants and Leak Detection

Determining the Point of Origin of a Fire

Electrical Shorting


Determining the Point of Origin of an Explosion


Automotive Fires

Fire and Explosion Case Study

Study Problems



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science