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(Author names in boldface indicate students)

Refereed Publications(Journal):

  1. J. G. Quintiere and A. S.Rangwala, “A Theory of Flame Extinction based on Flame Temperature,” Fire and Materials, 2003.
  2. Y. Utiskul, J. G. Quintiere, A. S. Rangwala, B. A.Ringwelski, K. Wakatsuki and T. Naruse, "Compartment Fire Phenomena under Limited Ventilation,” Fire Safety Journal, Volume 40, Issue 4, June 2005.
  3. A. S. Rangwala, S. G. Buckley and J. L. Torero, "Upward Flame Spread on Vertically-Oriented Fuel Surface: The Effect of Finite Width," Proc Comb. Inst. Vol. 31 (2), 2607-2615, 2007.
  4. A. S. Rangwala, S. G. Buckley and J. L. Torero, "Analysis of the Constant B-number Assumption while Modeling Flame Spread," Comb and Flame, Vol. 152 (3), 401 -414, 2008.
  5. V. Raghavan, A. S. Rangwala, and J. L. Torero, "Laminar Flame Propagation on a Horizontal Fuel Surface - Verification of Classical Emmons Solution," Comb. Theory and Modelling, Vol. 13 (1), 121-141, 2009.
  6. A. S. Rangwala, V. Raghavan, J. E. Sipe and T. Okano, "A New Property Evaluation Scheme for Mass Transfer Analysis in Fire Problems," Fire Safety Journal, Vol.44 (4),pp. 652, 2009.
  7. H. Park , A. S. Rangwala, N. A. Dembsey, "Estimation of thermal and kinetic parameters of Coal Dust layer ignition on a hot surface," J. Haz. Mat., Vol. 68, pp. 145-155, 2009.
  8. J. P. Crocker, A. S. Rangwala, N. A, Dembsey, and D. J. Le Blanc, "The Effect of Sprinkler Spray on Fire Induced Doorway Flows: New Tools for Performance Based Design," Fire Tech , Vol. 46 (2), 347-362, 2010.
  9. T. M. Hetrick and A. S. Rangwala, "A Modified Hold Time Model for Total Flooding Fire Suppression,", Fire Safety J. Vol. 45, pp 12-20, 2010.
  10. S. M. Ali , V. Raghavan, and A. S. Rangwala, "A Numerical Study of Qausi-Steady Burning Charecteristics of a Condensed Fuel - Effect of Angular Orientation," Comb. Theory and Modelling Vol. 14 (4), 495-518 (2010)
  11. V. Raghavan, W.T. James , and A. S. Rangwala, "Estimation of Modeling Parameters for Condensed Multi-Component Fuels," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 225 (5), 1229-1235, 2011
  12. M. J. Gollner, F. A. Williams and A. S. Rangwala, "Upward Flame Spread Over Corrugated Cardboard," Comb. and Flame , Vol. 158 (7), 1404-1412 2011.
  13. K. M. Chirag, K. Vijay, V. Raghavan and A.S. Rangwala, "Smoldering Combustion of Biomass Particles," Journal App. Sci., Vol. 11, no. 10, pp 1862-1866, 2011.
  14. M. J. Gollner, K. Overholt, F. A. Williams, A. S. Rangwala, and J. Perricone,"Warehouse commodity classification from fundamental principles. Part I: commodity and burning rates," Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 46 (6), pp 305-316, 2011.
  15. K. Overholt, M. J. Gollner, F. A.Williams, A. S. Rangwala, and J. Perricone,"Warehouse commodity classification from fundamental principles. Part II: Flame Heights and Flame Spread," Fire Safety Journal , Vol. 46 (6), pp 317-329, 2011.
  16. K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, and A. S Rangwala, "An Experimental Study of Coal Dust Ignition in Wedge Shaped Hot Plate Configurations," Comb. Flame Vol. 159, pp 376-384, 2012.
  17. Y. Xie, V. Raghavan, A. S. Rangwala, "Naturally Entraining Solid Particle Injector," Powder Technology Vol. 213, pp 199-201, 2011. (Short Communication)
  18. S. M. Ali, V. Raghavan, and A. S. Rangwala, "Numerical Analysis of Flame Heating on Arbitrarily Oriented Condensed Fuel Surfaces," Fire Safety J. Vol. 49, pp 67-78, 2012.
  19. M. J. Gollner, X. Xie, M. Lee, , Y. Nakamura, and A. S. Rangwala "Burning Behavior of Vertical Matchstick Arrays," Combust. Sci. Tech. Vol. 184(5), pp 585-607, 2012.
  20. Y. Xie, V. Raghavan, and A. S. Rangwala, "Study of Interaction of Entrained Coal Dust Particles in Lean Methane - Air Premixed Flames," Comb. Flame, Vol. 159(7), pp 2449 - 2456, 2012.
  21. K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, and A. S Rangwala, "Effect of Weathering of Coal and Organic Dusts on their Spontaneous Ignition," Fire Technology (accepted for pub).
  22. K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, and A. S Rangwala, "Influence of Confinement Geometry on Ignition Behavior of Dust Layers," Proc. Combust. Inst., Vol. 34(2), pp. 2471-2478, 2013.
  23. M. J. Gollner, X. Huang, J. Cobian, A. S Rangwala, and F. A. Williams, "Upward Flame Spread and Burning of an Inclined Fuel Surface," Proc. Combust. Inst., Vol. 34 (2) pp. 2531 - 2538, 2013.
  24. P. W. Bellino, M. R. Flynn, and A. S. Rangwala, "A Study of In-situ Burning of Crude Oil in an Ice Channel," Proc. Combust. Inst. Vol. 34 (2), pp 2539 - 2546, 2013.
  25. P. W. Bellino, M. R. Flynn, and A. S. Rangwala, "A Study of Spreading in an Ice Channel," Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 26(3), pp. 558-561, 2013.
  26. S. R. Rockwell and A. S. Rangwala, "Influence of Coal Dust on Premixed Turbulent Methane-Air Flames," Comb. Flame, Vol. 160, pp. 635 - 640, 2013.
  27. B. E. Elias, R. G. Zalosh, and A. S. Rangwala, "Portable Gasoline Container Headspace Flammability," Fire Safety J. Vol. 58, pp. 248-257, 2013.
  28. S. R. Rockwell and A. S. Rangwala, "Modeling of Dust-air Flames," Fire Safety J. Vol. 59, pp. 22-29, 2013.


Refereed Publications (Conference):

  1. J. L. Consalvi, B. Porterie, M. Coutin, L. Audoin, C. Casselman, A. Rangwala, S.G. Buckley, and J.L. Torero, "Upward Propagation over PMMA: Theory,Experiment and Numerical Modeling," Proc. Fire Safety Sci., vol. 8 , Beijing, China, Sep 18-23, 2005.
  2. A. S. Rangwala, "Flame Spread Analysis using a Variable B-Number," Proc. Fire Safety Sci, vol 9, Karlsruhe, Germany, Sep 21- 26, 2008.
  3. K. Joshi, A. S. Rangwala, and V. Raghavan, "Spontaneous Ignition of Coal Dust Layers," 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Combustion, Taipei, Taiwan, May 24-27, 2009
  4. N. L. Brogaard, M. X. Sørensen, J. Fritt-Rasmussen, A. S. Rangwala, G. Jomaas, "A new Experimental Rig for Oil Burning on Water - Results for Crude and Pure Oils," Proc. Fire Safety Sci. Vol. 11, Canterbury, New Zealand, Feb 10- 14, 2014.

Non Refereed Publications:

Conference papers:

  1. A. S. Rangwala, B. A. Ringwelski, Y. Utiskul, K. Wakatsuki, and J. G. Quintiere, "Compartment Fire Behavior Under Limited Ventilation," International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK, Sept 8-12, 2003.
  2. M. Coutin, A. S. Rangwala, S. G. Buckley, and J. L. Torero, "Material Properties Governing Co-Current Flame Spread in Microgravity: The Effect of Air Entrainment," NASA microgravity combustion workshop , Cleveland, Ohio, June 3-6, 2003
  3. A. S. Rangwala, J. L. Torero, S. G. Buckley, "Towards Determination of the B number for Co-Current Flame Spread using the Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) Code: Comparison Between Model and Experiment," Paper 03F-36, Fall Technical Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, October 20-21, 2003.
  4. A. S. Rangwala, S. G. Buckley, and J. L. Torero, Modeling and Analysis of the Upward Burning of PMMA,” 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, January 10-13, 2005.
  5. A. S. Rangwala, S. G. Buckley, and J. L. Torero, “A New Scaling for Upward Burning Flames in Natural Convection, with Applications to Material Flammability Assessment,” 4th Joint Meeting of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 20-23, 2005.
  6. A. S. Rangwala, S. G. Buckley, and J. L. Torero, “An Analysis of Upward Burning Utilizing Experimentally Measured Stand-off Distances,” Paper 05F-16, Fall Technical Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, October 17-18, 2005.
  7. A. S. Rangwala, T. J. Myers, and A. F. Ibarreta, “Measurement of the Non-Dimensional Frank-Kamenetskii Number Using a Standard Dust Layer Ignition Testing Apparatus,” 5th International Conference on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 23-27, 2007.
  8. A. S. Rangwala, S. G. Buckley, N. A. Dembsey, and J.L. Torero, “Modeling Solid-Phase Pyrolysis using Emmons Burning Rate Solution, Application to FDS,” 5th International Conference on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 23-27, 2007.
  9. T. M. Hetrick and A. S. Rangwala, “Validation Study on Clean Extinguishing Agent Hold Time Calculation Methodologies,” Suppression and Detection Research and Applications (SUPDET), Mar 11-13, 2008, Orlando, Florida.
  10. T. M. Hetrick and A. S. Rangwala, “Analysis of Clean Extinguishing Agent Hold Time Calculation Methodologies,”  Spring, Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of Alabama, April 20-22, 2008.
  11. Rockwell S. R. and Rangwala A. S. “Frequency and Spatial Dependence of Cross Correlation Velocimetry,” Spring, Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, University of Alabama, April 20-22, 2008.
  12. H. Park, K. Joshi, A. S. Rangwala, N. A. Dembsey, and E. J. Granite, “Estimation of Thermal and Kinetic Parameters to Model Coal Dust Ignition, Pittsburgh Coal Conference, University of Pittsburgh , September 29 – Oct 2, 2008.
  13. A. S. Rangwala, H. Park, N. Dembsey, and E. Granite, "Using Thermal and Kinetic Parameters to Model Coal Dust Ignition in a Corner Configuration," Mary K O. Connor Process Safety Conference, Texas A & M University, Oct 28-29, 2008.
  14. T. M. Hetrick , A. S. Rangwala, and P. E. Rivers, "Development and Validation of a Modified Clean Agent Draining Model for Total Flooding Fire Suppression Systems," Suppression and Detection Research and Applications (SUPDET), Feb -24-27, 2009, Orlando, Florida.
  15. K. Overholt, M. Gollner, and A. S. Rangwala, "Characterizing Flammability of Corrugated Cardboard using a Cone Calorimeter," 6th Joint Meeting of the U.S. Section of the Combustion Institute, Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 17-20, 2009.
  16. M. Gollner, T. Hetrick, and A. S. Rangwala, J. Perricone, and F. A. Williams, "Controlling Parameters Involved in the Burning of Standard Storage Commodities: A fundamental approach towards fire hazard classification," 6th Joint Meeting of the U.S. Section of the Combustion Institute, Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 17-20, 2009.
  17. K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, and A. S. Rangwala, "Spontaneous Ignition of Moist Coal Dust," 6th Joint Meeting of the U.S. Section of the Combustion Institute, Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 17-20, 2009.
  18. S. R. Rockwell, A. Klein and A. S. Rangwala, "An examination of Cross Correlation Velocimetry.s ability to predict characteristic turbulent length scales in fire induced flow," Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Combustion Institute, paper: C-05 Oct 18 -21, 2009
  19. Gollner, M.J., Overholt, K. , Rangwala, A.S., Williams, F.A., and Perricone, J., "The B-number as a Criterion for Commodity Classification." Combustion Institute Western States Fall Meeting, Irvine, CA, October 2009.
  20. A. S. Rangwala and E. J. Graninte, "Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Towards Control/Suppression of Underground Coal Fires," AICHE, Spring National Meeting, Topic Area: Green House Management Mar 21 - 25, 2010, San Antonio, Texas.
  21. B. E. Elias, R. G. Zalosh, and A. S. Rangwala, "Flame Propagation within a Portable Gasoline Container," Central States Combustion Conference, Spring Technical Meeting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
  22. B. E. Elias, R. G. Zalosh, and A. S. Rangwala, "Gasoline Container Vapor Space Flammability," Eigth International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions, Yokohama, Japan September 5-10, 2010.
  23. K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, A. S. Rangwala, "Effect of Weathering of Coal Dust on its Spontaneous Ignition," 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Mar 20-23, 2011.
  24. Y. Xie,, V. Raghavan, and A.S. Rangwala, "Study of Interaction of Entrained Coal Dust Particles in Lean Methane - Air Premixed Flames," 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Mar 20-23, 2011.
  25. S. Rockwell, and A. S. Rangwala "A Review of Theoretical Expressions for Laminar Burning Velocity of Particle-air Flames," 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011.
  26. B. E. Elias, R. G. Zalosh, and A. S. Rangwala, "Gasoline Container Vapor Flammability," 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Mar 20-23, 2011.
  27. M. J. Gollner, X. Huang, F.A. Williams, and A.S. Rangwala, "Buoyancy Enhanced Flame Spread over Continuous Surfaces," 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Mar 20-23, 2011.
  28. P. W. Bellino, M. R. Flynn and A. S. Rangwala, "A Study of InSitu Burning of Oil in an Ice Channel," Mary Kay O'Connor, Process Safety Conference, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, Oct 25-27, 2011.
  29. K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, and A. S. Rangwala, "Effect of Weathering of Coal and Organic Dusts on their Spontaneous Ignition," 28th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep 12-15, 2011.
  30. S. Rockwell and A.S. Rangwala, "Sensitivity Analysis of Theoretical Expressions for Laminar Burning Velocity of Particle Air Flames," 28th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep 12-15, 2011.
  31. S. Rockwell and A.S. Rangwala, "Influence of Coal Dust Particles on the Turbulent Burning Velocity of Methane-Air Flames," Eastern States Fall Technical Meeting, Storrs, University of Connecticut, Oct 9-12, 2011.
  32. K. A. Joshi, V. Raghavan, and A.S. Rangwala, "Modeling Spontaneous Ignition of Coal Dust Trapped Between Two Hot Surfaces," Eastern States Fall Technical Meeting, Storrs, University of Connecticut, Oct 9-12, 2011.
  33. X. Xie, V. Raghavan, and A. S. Rangwala, "Study of Interaction of Entrained Coal Dust Particles in Lean Methane - Air Premixed Flames," Eastern States Fall Technical Meeting, Storrs, University of Connecticut, Oct 9-12, 2011.
  34. B. Elias, R.G. Zalosh, and A. S. Rangwala, "Conditions Affecting External Flame Propagation into a Portable Gasoline Container: A Summary of Test Methods and Experimental Findings," Eastern States Fall Technical Meeting, Storrs, University of Connecticut, Oct 9-12, 2011.
  35. M. Lee and A. S. Rangwala, "Influence of Reactant Temperature on Coal Particle Methane-Air Hybrid Flames," 29th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 15-18, 2012.
  36. S. R. Rockwell and A. S. Rangwala, "Analysis of Turbulent Hybrid Methane-air Coal-dust Flames," 29th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 15-18, 2012.
  37. R. Sreenivasan, B. E. Elias, and A. S. Rangwala, "Image Analysis Techniques for Particle Air Flames -A Review," 29th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 15-18, 2012.
  38. M. Lee and A. S. Rangwala, "Influence of Reactant temperature on Coal-Particle Methane-Air Hybrid Flames", 7th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards (ISFEH), paper# 105, May 5-10, 2013, Providence, RI.
  39. H. Li , A. S. Rangwala and J.L. Torero, "Critical Conditions for Water-based Suppression of Plastic Pool Fires," 8th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Park City, Utah, May 19-22, 2013.
  40. X. Shi and A. S. Rangwala, "Hydrocarbon Pool Fire Behavior around Vertical Cylinders," 8th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Park City, Utah, May 19-22, 2013.

Conference presentations (w/o papers):

  1. A.S. Rangwala S.G. Buckley, J. L. Torero, “Understanding Material Property Impacts on Co-Current Flame Spread: Improving Understanding Crucial for Fire Safety,” Workshop on Strategic Research to Enable NASA’s Exploration Missions; Cleveland, OH June 22-23, 2004
  2. H. Kytomaa, F. Gavelli and A. Rangwala, “Steps Involved in the Analysis of Spill Scenarios,” AICHE, Vancouver, Sep 11 -13, 2005.
  3. J. P.Crocker , J. P. Woycheese, A. S. Rangwala, and D. J. Le Blanc, "Effect of lintel depth, fire size, and sprinkler activation on ceiling jet velocity and temperature in a doorway," SFPE Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, NV 2007.
  4. Jason W. Brown, Freddy X. Jervis, Scott R. Rockwell, Ali S. Rangwala, and Nick A. Dembsey, "Characterizing Material Flammability using a Critical B-number,” SFPE Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo, Charlotte, NC, Oct 12 -17, 2008.
  5. M. J. Gollner, T. Hetrick, A. S. Rangwala, J. Perricone, and F. A. Williams. A Fundamental Approach Towards Fire Hazard Classification. Presentation to the San Diego Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 2009.
  6. E. J. Granite and A. S. Rangwala, "Overview of underground coal fires," International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, September 21 -24, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
  7. M. Gollner, K. Overholt, A.S. Rangwala, J. Perricone, F.A. Williams, "Commodity Classification from First Principles," SFPE Professional Development Conference and Expo, Scottsdale, AZ, Oct 18-23, 2009.