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The prediction of fire propagation in enclosure fires

The prediction of fire propagation in enclosure fires

Jia, F., Galea, E.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 and Patel, M.K. (1997) The prediction of fire propagation in enclosure fires. In: Fire Safety Science: Proceedings of the fifth international symposium. International Association for Fire Safety Science, Greenwich, London, pp. 439-450. ISBN 4990062555 ISSN 1817-4299 (doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.5-439)

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Abstract

In this paper we present some early work concerned with the development of a simple solid fuel combustion model incorporated within a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) framework. The model is intended for use in engineering applications of fire field modelling and represents an extension of this technique to situations involving the combustion of solid cellulosic hels A simple solid &el
combustion model consisting of a thermal pyrolysis model, a six flux radiation model and an eddydissipation model for gaseous combustion have been developed and implemented within the CFD code CFDS-FLOW3D The model is briefly described and demonstrated through two applications involving fire spread in a compartment with a plywood lined ceiling. The two scenarios considered involve a fire in an open and closed compartment The model is shown to be able to qualitatively predict behaviours similar to flashover - in the case of the open room - and backdrafl - in the case of the initially closed room.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Fire Safety Science: Proceedings of the fifth international symposium
Additional Information: [1] In Fire Safety Science 5 - proceedings of The Fifth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science was held at the World Congress Centre, Melbourne, Australia, from 3-7 March 1997.
Uncontrolled Keywords: CFD, field model, pyrolysis, solid fuel combustion, flashover, backdraft
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31

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