Guidelines for the use of CFD simulations for fire and smoke modeling

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
Volume111
Issue2
Pages583594; # of pages: 12
Subjectcomputational fluid dynamics, fire dynamics simulator, smoke modeling, fire modeling, smoke management systems; Design fires/Fire modeling; Smoke management
AbstractThis paper examines the use of computational fluid dynamics for modeling fire development and smoke production. It examines fundamental fire dynamics concepts including: grid resolution, plume entrainment rates, combustion models, smoke modeling, radiative fraction, non-orthogonal geometries, interface height calculation, and boundary layer modeling. The paper provides guidelines for the proper treatment of each factor and recommendations for avoiding modeling errors. It examines the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) software, however many of the issues, results and discussions are applicable to other fire models
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number47740
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NPARC number20377671
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Record created2012-07-24
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