Progress in 3-D Modeling of Wood Fire Growth Using a PC. (Abstract/Presentation)
Progress in 3-D Modeling of Wood Fire Growth Using a PC.
Dietenberger, M. A.
NIST SP 998; May 2003.
fire growth; fire spread; wood; flammability; computers;
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.