Olga
Could you explain the meaning of this sentence? I don't quite understand the sentence structure here (especially, the "given as" part): "The researchers have studied the effects on fuel depth, the spillage area and the heat release rate for fuels onto subsurfaces given as a quantity released over a short time." It's from an article investigating the behaviour of liquid pool fires in terms of heat release, area parameters etc. My questions are: 1) What does "given as a quantity released over a short time" refer to ? The effects or something else? 2) In what way can "subsurfaces" be different from "surfaces" in this sentence? Thank you.
Jul 11, 2019 10:52 AM
Answers · 4
The amount of released heat or heat release rate -- that's what it refers to. Heat release rate is given in a way similar to how we speak about the speed - km/h, kmph
July 11, 2019
About the second question: subsurface is under our feet, it's deeper. It can be under water, we can find coal there, etc. Surface -- is what we're walking on. Or any horizontal and vertical surface. It doesn't have its "inside"
July 11, 2019
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