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CFAST: Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 5). User's Guide.


pdf icon CFAST: Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 5). User's Guide. (632 K)
Peacock, R. D.; Jones, W. W.; Forney, G. P.

NIST SP 1034; NIST Special Publication 1034; Version 5; 109 p. December 2004.

Keywords:

CFAST; fire models; computer models; fire growth; smoke transport; fire research; hazard assessment; toxicity

Abstract:

CFAST is a two-zone fire model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartment structure subjected to a fire. It calculates the time evolving distribution of smoke and gaseous combustion products as well as the temperature throughout a building during a user-prescribed fire. This report describes the use of the model, including installing and running the software, the computer platforms upon which it is supported and examples to verify correct installation.