Application of CFD techniques for modelling fire tests in road tunnels

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ConferenceCFD 2004 12th Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada: 09 May 2004, Ottawa, Ontario
Pages288289; # of pages: 2
AbstractThis paper provides findings for a project evaluating the effectiveness of current emergency ventilation strategies to control smoke spread in the event of a fire in road tunnels. The research included numerical and experimental phases. The numerical phase used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models to study smoke ventilation in tunnels. The experimental phase was used to calibrate and to partially validate the chosen CFD models and provide the necessary initial and boundary conditions. Solvent, a CFD model, was used to model two ventilation scenarios using existing data. The paper presents the efforts to validate the CFD model against onsite fire test measurements conducted in a 1.8 km road tunnel.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46772
NPARC number20378556
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