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CFAST: Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6). User's Guide.


pdf icon CFAST: Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6). User's Guide. (1477 K)
Peacock, R. D.; Jones, W. W.; Reneke, P. A.; Forney, G. P.

NIST SP 1042; NIST Special Publication 1041; Version 6; 89 p. August 2005.

Keywords:

CFAST; fire growth; smoke transport; computer models; fire models; 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.