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Comparison of CFAST and FDS for Fire Simulation With the HDR T51 and T52 Tests.


pdf icon Comparison of CFAST and FDS for Fire Simulation With the HDR T51 and T52 Tests. (3851 K)
Floyd, J. E.

NISTIR 6866; 111 p. March 2002.

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Keywords:

fire models; simulation; zone models; computational fluid dynamics; nuclear reactors; compartment fires

Abstract:

This work uses three methods: hand calculations, a zone model (CFAST), and a computational fluid dynamics code (FDS), to examine two fire tests from the HDR facility, a decommissioned reactor containment building in Germany. The two tests, T51.23 and T52.14, used different fuels, propane gas and a hydrocarbon solvent, and occurred in two quite differeny locations, low in the containment and just below the containment operating deck, respectively.