Literature Review on the Modeling of Fire Growth and Smoke Movement

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20378835
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 139
Physical description26 p.
Subjectfire growth, smoke movement, heat release rate, zone-model and field models; Smoke management
AbstractCountries worldwide are moving toward performance-based codes which will establish a level of safety that specifies the performance of the building and its components. Fire growth and smoke movement models are a tool in the evaluation of the performance buildings with its materials and contents. In recent years, development of fire growth and smoke movement models has increased and a selection of these models is reviewed in this report. The review has revealed that one of the main inputs to fire growth and smoke movement models is the heat release rate which defines the fire size and its growth. The report also presents the various categories and methods that have been used to evaluate the heat release for each fire growth and smoke movement model. Finally, recommendations on future research are identified.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierRR-139
NRC number15762
NPARC number20378835
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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