I need help with a Fire Science Engineering homework. A fuel has heat of combustion equal to 30 kj/g. How much energy is released when 5 kilograms are oxidized? Assuming the fuel is reacted in 10 minutes, what is the average heat release rate for the fire? This will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
engineering - MathMate, Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:04am
Assume enough oxygen supply all this time.
30 kj/g*(5*1000g)=150,000 kj
This happened in 10 minutes, or 600 sec.
So the heat release rate is 150,000/300