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An Introduction to Fire Dynamics 3rd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0470319038
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“Drysdale's book is by far the most comprehensive - everyone in the office has a copy...now including me. It holds just about everything you need to know about fire science.” (Review of An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2nd edition)

After 25 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale’s classic introduction has been brought up-to-date and expanded to incorporate the latest research and experimental data.  Homework problems are included, with solutions, and others are available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/go/drysdale.  Essential reading for all involved in the field from undergraduate and postgraduate students to practising fire safety engineers and fire prevention officers, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics is unique in that it addresses the fundamentals of fire science and fire dynamics, thus providing the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline.

An Introduction to Fire Dynamics

  • Includes experimental data relevant to the understanding of fire behaviour of materials;
  • Features numerical problems with answers illustrating the quantitative applications of the concepts presented;
  • Extensively course-tested at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Edinburgh, and widely adopted throughout the world;
  • Will appeal to all those working in fire safety engineering and related disciplines.

About the Author

Professor Dougal Drysdale recently retired from the University of Edinburgh, where he maintains the position of Emeritus Professor of Fire Safety Engineering. He is a past president of the International Association for Fire Safety Science. His research interests include spontaneous combustion, fire dynamics and behaviour, and fire investigation.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 574 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (September 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470319038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470319031
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #830,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Drysdale's book is an excellent overview of fire dynamics for any fire protection engineer. While it is not truly exhaustive, you will be well-equipped to tackle a variety of fire dynamics problems based on the material presented. It also makes good supplemental material to the Fire Dynamics section in the 4th edition of the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering.
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I was buying this textbook to assist me in writing a project proposal for a patent that involves fire suppression technology, and the information was way, WAY more technical than it needed to be. I need to know concepts, not equations. This book is useless unless you're a student having tests on really, really specific information.
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It is a very good review about principles of fire phenomena told from a critical perspective. You will find all you need in order to understand the most general concepts and how they were experimented and analyzed. However, sometimes you will feel that there are not enough examples of calculation. But it is very useful as a guide.
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Great reference book.
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Perfect, A1. Will definitely recommend and buy from site again.
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