Theoretical analysis of coal stockpile self-heating

Hooman, K. and Maas, U. (2014) Theoretical analysis of coal stockpile self-heating. Fire Safety Journal, 67 107-112. doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2014.05.011

Author Hooman, K.
Maas, U.
Title Theoretical analysis of coal stockpile self-heating
Journal name Fire Safety Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0379-7112
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.firesaf.2014.05.011
Volume 67
Start page 107
End page 112
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper theoretically analyses the problem of coal stockpile self-heating under free convection (no wind) conditions. Scale analysis has been used to drive expressions for the stockpile temperature and inflection point (when the stockpile is completely dry) as functions of the key parameters including the coal type, moisture content, and particle diameter as well as the ambient air temperature. Theoretical predictions are then successfully compared with experimental data and CFD simulations results available in the open literature.
Keyword Heat transfer
Porous medium
Scale analysis
Spontaneous combustion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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