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