Chapter 5. Spontaneous Ignition

  1. James G. Quintiere

Published Online: 6 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091150.ch5

Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena

Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena

How to Cite

Quintiere, J. G. (2006) Spontaneous Ignition, in Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091150.ch5

Author Information

  1. Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091135

Online ISBN: 9780470091159

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Keywords:

  • spontaneous ignition or spontaneous combustion;
  • spontaneous ignition theory;
  • critical Damkohler numbers;
  • spontaneous ignition propensity ignition of liquid fuel;
  • spontaneous ignition time;
  • experimental methods;
  • self-heating

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theory of Spontaneous Ignition

  • Experimental Methods

  • Time for Spontaneous Ignition

  • References

  • Problems