Numerical and experimental investigations of fire behavior due to polyurethane foam and wood cribs in a medium-sized residential room

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20374739
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 291
Physical description84 p.
SubjectFire; Design fires/Fire modeling; Performance of:
AbstractThis report presents the comparisons of numerical predictions with the measurements of the heat release rate and temperatures of a fire experiment in a medium-sized residential room. The objective of this study was to benchmark the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) version 5 by comparing its predictions with experimental data. Also, the report focuses on investigating the melting phenomenon due to burning polyurethane foams and its effect on the fire growth and spread.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierRR-291
NRC number20680
NPARC number20374739
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-10-03
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