CFD investigation of balcony spill plumes in atria

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Conference12th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Combustion and Smoke Management: 09 May 2004, Ottawa, Ontario
Pages823830; # of pages: 8
SubjectCFD balcony spill plumes FDS; Atriums
AbstractSmoke management in buildings during fire events often uses mechanical ventilation systems to maintainsmoke layer elevation above a safe evacuation path. Design of these systems requires accuratecorrelations for the smoke production rate of the buoyant fire plume. One design issue is the smokeproduction rate of fire plumes which spill out from a fire compartment, under a balcony and up through anatrium or other large volume. Current engineering correlations for these balcony spill plumes are basedon a combination of one-tenth scale test data and theoretical analysis. Questions have arisen over thesuitability of these correlations for real-scale designs. A combined program of full-scale experimentationand CFD modeling is being conducted to analyze the accuracy of these correlations.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46906
NPARC number20378170
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