Our new article “Boundary layer instabilities in mixed convection and diffusion flames with an unheated starting length” was recently published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. For a limited time access is FREE via the following link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1W5n144xZwqOY Abstract The following study examines the role of streaklike coherent structures in mixed convection […]
New Article on "Fire Whirls" published in the Annual Reviews of Fluid Mechanics
Fire Whirls Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics Vol. 50:- (Volume publication date January 2018) Review in Advance first posted online on October 2, 2017. (Changes may still occur before final publication.) https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-122316-045209 Pre-Print PDF (Note journal version has some updates) Ali Tohidi,1 Michael J. Gollner,1 and Huahua Xiao2 1Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, […]
Four new papers published in Fire Safety Journal to be presented at IAFSS!
Four new articles have been published in the Fire Safety Journal to be presented at the International Association of Fire Safety Science symposium this June in Lund, Sweden. The papers and authors are listed below. We’re excited to present soon and will post our photos from the symposium in Sweden! The effect of flow […]
Visiting IMFSE Student Cui Wuquan successfully defends MS Thesis!
Congratulations to Cui Wuquan who came to UMD from the International Masters in Fire Safety Engineering program in Europe who successfully defended his MS thesis on smoke transport in double-skinned facades!
Postdoctoral Scholar Ali Tohidi's Article in Fire Safety Journal highlighted by Editors
Editor’s Featured Article for June 2017. Congratulations to Ali Tohidi and Nigel Berkely Kaye on their paper below: Comprehensive wind tunnel experiments of lofting and downwind transport of non-combusting rod-like model firebrands during firebrand shower scenarios Ali continues to work on the study of firebrands, fire spread and fire whirls at the University of Maryland […]
Postdoctoral Scholar Ali Tohidi Receives IAFSS Best Thesis Award
Ali Tohidi, a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, has recently been honored with the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) 2017 Best Thesis Award for the Americas. Tohidi, who joined FPE after completing his PhD at Clemsen University in 2016, is one of three applicants and the only one in the Americas, […]
FPE PhD Candidate Sriram Bharath Wins 3rd Place in 2017 Dean's Master's Research Competition
FPE PhD Candidate Sriram Bharath Wins 3rd Place in 2017 Dean’s Master’s Research Competition Sriram Bharath, who will in the fall semester be a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, focusing on Fire Protection Engineering (FPE), has received third place in the 2017 Dean’s Master’s Research Competition from the UMD Clark School of […]
New paper published in Combustion and Flame: An investigation of coherent structures in laminar boundary layer flames
An investigation of coherent structures in laminar boundary layer flames Miller, C.H., Tang, W., Finney, M.A., McAllister, S.S., Forthofer, J.M., Gollner, M.J., Combustion and Flame, 181, 123-135 Observations of coherent structures in boundary layer flames, particularly wildland fires, motivated an investigation on instabilities in a boundary layer flame. This experimental study examined streaklike […]
Flame Spread Papers from the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute Now Available
Three papers from our group on flame spread published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute are now fully indexed and available online. Two have pre-prints available, the other please contact me for access. Sample Width Effects on Horizontal Flame Spread Over a Thin PMMA Surface Jiang, L., Miller, C.H., Gollner, M.J., Sun, J., Proceedings of […]
Gollner to Receive Proulx Early Career Award at 2017 IAFSS Symposium
FPE Assistant Professor, Michael Gollner, is set to receive the International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Early Career Proulx Award for his major scientific contributions to the understanding of flame spread, wildland wildland-urban interface fire spread, and fire whirls. “Michael is a rising star of the fire science community, an innovative engineer with great vision of […]