Study of the Influence Rules between Structural Parameters and Jet Characteristics of a Liquamatic Fire Water Monitor with Self-Swinging Device
Fire water monitor is one of the most commonly used equipments in fire fighting. A liquamatic fire water monitor with self-swinging device was designed. The mechanism of an impeller driving four bar linkage was applied as the self-swinging device. The working principle of the liquamatic fire water monitor was introduced. The internal flow performance was simulated using Fluent software; and the influence rules on jet characteristics were analyzed by changing the cross-sectional shape and diameters of the monitor body, inlet pressure and drive set of the self-swinging device. These analyses led to the optimal structural parameters of flow channel. These simulation results will provide useful theoretical guidance for design of other types of fire water monitor.
Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu, Weihua Li and Di Zheng
G. L. Hu et al., "Study of the Influence Rules between Structural Parameters and Jet Characteristics of a Liquamatic Fire Water Monitor with Self-Swinging Device", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 37-38, pp. 1254-1258, 2010