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Research and Modelling Activities at VTT. (Abstract/Presentation)

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Kokkala, M.

NIST SP 998; May 2003.


fire growth; fire spread; fire research; fire models


The goal of VTT's research on fire growth has been a) to develop methods for testing and ranking of linings, furniture and other products, and b) to be able to assess the contribution of these products to fire development. Characteristic to our work has been to concentrate on phenomenological 'thermal' models of fire growth and to large-scale validation of these models. Recently, fire growth modeling using CFD models has been started, e.g. in co-operation with NIST. This paper will review some of the key findings of the work during the past years.