Simulating a rail car fire using flame spread model
Hu, Xiaoqin, Wang, Zhaozhi, Jia, Fuchen and Galea, Edwin R. (2010) Simulating a rail car fire using flame spread model. In: Interflam 2010: 12th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference. Interscience Communications, Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 1725-1730. ISBN 9780954121662Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper, an enhanced flame spread model implemented in the SMARTFIRE CFD fire simulation software is used to simulate a rail car fire. The study focuses on three areas: demonstrating the shortcomings of the single criterion of surface ignition temperature in flame spread models; reproducing the rail car fire using the enhanced flame spread model and investigating the effects of configuration and burnable properties of interior materials on the fire development. The results show that the enhanced flame spread model is better able to reproduce the fire experiment results compared with flame spread models using the ignition temperature as the sole ignition criterion. The results also demonstrate that the configuration of the interior furniture and burnable properties of materials are important factors affecting the time to flashover.
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