Calculation Tools at SP Fire Technology. (Abstract/Presentation/Visuals)
Calculation Tools at SP Fire Technology.
VanHees, P.; Sundstrom, B.
NIST SP 998; May 2003.
fire growth; fire spread
The Centre for Combustion Science and Technology,
CECOST, was founded in 1996 at the Lund Institute of
Technology, in close collaboration with Chalmers
University of Technology and the Royal Institute of
Technology. The Centre is funded by the Foundation for
Strategic Research. The purpose of CECOST is to address,
in the form of research projects and a National Graduate
School, the range of problems that arise in regard to
theories, processes and methods concerning fuel-air
preparation, the combustion chamber, post-combustion
treatment, exhaust gases, combustion residues and
pollutants etc. For more information of CECOST
organisation: http://www.cecost.lth.se/ Flame spread is
an important concept in fire hazard analysis, as it
governs the in many cases fast growth of a fire.
Recently the concept of flame spread has been
incorporated into CFD calculations. The use of CFD
modelling of flame spread gives improved possibilities
for a physically sound modelling approach compared to
present semi-empirical models, but also sets higher
demands on detailed knowledge of boundary conditions for
the modelled scenario.