Theory and experimental validation of SPLASH (Single Panel Lamp and Shroud Helper).

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The radiant heat test facility develops test sets providing well-characterized thermal environments, often representing fires. Many of the components and procedures have become standardized to such an extent that the development of a specialized design tool was appropriate. SPLASH (Single Panel Lamp and Shroud Helper) is that tool. SPLASH is implemented as a user-friendly program that allows a designer to describe a test setup in terms of parameters such as lamp number, power, position, and separation distance. Thermal radiation is the dominant mechanism of heat transfer and the SPLASH model solves a radiation enclosure problem to estimate temperature distributions in ... continued below

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Larsen, Marvin Elwood & Porter, Jason M. June 1, 2005.

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The radiant heat test facility develops test sets providing well-characterized thermal environments, often representing fires. Many of the components and procedures have become standardized to such an extent that the development of a specialized design tool was appropriate. SPLASH (Single Panel Lamp and Shroud Helper) is that tool. SPLASH is implemented as a user-friendly program that allows a designer to describe a test setup in terms of parameters such as lamp number, power, position, and separation distance. Thermal radiation is the dominant mechanism of heat transfer and the SPLASH model solves a radiation enclosure problem to estimate temperature distributions in a shroud providing the boundary condition of interest. Irradiance distribution on a specified viewing plane is also estimated. This document provides the theoretical development for the underlying model. A series of tests were conducted to characterize SPLASH's ability to analyze lamp and shroud systems. The comparison suggests that SPLASH succeeds as a design tool. Simplifications made to keep the model tractable are demonstrated to result in estimates that are only approximately as uncertain as many of the properties and characteristics of the operating environment.

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  • Report No.: SAND2005-2947
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/923149 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 923149
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc897715

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Larsen, Marvin Elwood & Porter, Jason M. Theory and experimental validation of SPLASH (Single Panel Lamp and Shroud Helper)., report, June 1, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897715/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.