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Simulating a rail car fire using flame spread model

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 9780954121662

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Interflam 2010: 12th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at Interflam 2010, the 12th International Fire Science and Engineering Conference, held from 5-7 July 2010 at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. [2] ISBN: 978-0-9556548-7-9 (set). [2] 9780954121662 (Vol. 2); 9780955654879 (set)
Uncontrolled Keywords: flame spread models
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
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 > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3992

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