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Use of Fire Simulation in Fire Safety Engineering and Fire Investigation.

pdf icon Use of Fire Simulation in Fire Safety Engineering and Fire Investigation. (952 K)
Evans, D. D.

NISTIR 6588; November 2000.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 15th Joint Panel Meeting. Volume 2. Proceedings. March 1-7, 2000, San Antonio, TX, Bryner, S. L., Editor(s), 441-448 pp, 2000.

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fire safety; fire research; fire simulation; safety engineering; fire investigations; smoke plumes; warehouses; fire fighters; fire fatalities; computer programs; fire models; sprinklers; draft curtains; roof vents


A discussion is presented of recent applications of the Fire Dynamics Simulator software developed at NIST for modeling fires using large eddy simulation technology. Applications and impacts of the model include: prediction of wind-blown smoke plume trajectory and particulate concentration predictions, the interaction of sprinklers, draft curtains and roof vents in warehouse facilities, and fire fighter fatality investigations.