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Progress in 3-D Modeling of Wood Fire Growth Using a PC. (Abstract/Presentation)


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Dietenberger, M. A.

NIST SP 998; May 2003.

Keywords:

fire growth; fire spread; wood; flammability; computers; ASTM E84

Abstract:

The fire growth research at FPL is mainly focused on studies that would contribute fire performance data and engineering models of wood fire for use in performance-based building codes. Specially modified tests in the cone calorimeter are used to derive fundamental fire properties of various wood products such as composites with fire retardant treatments. These properties are used first in modeling fire performances in the ASTM E84 and ISO9705 full-scale tests required in prescriptive building codes, and to also be used in modeling a more general fire scenario for hazard analysis of wood products.