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Fire Modeling: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?

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McGrattan, K. B.

Fire Safety Science. Proceedings. Eighth (8th) International Symposium. International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). September 18-23, 2005, Beijing, China, Intl. Assoc. for Fire Safety Science, Boston, MA, Gottuk, D. T.; Lattimer, B. Y., Editor(s)(s), 53-68 pp, 2005.


fire research; fire safety; fire science; fire models; computational fluid dynamics; fire protection engineering; combustion; turbulence; equations; kinetics


Current trends in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of fire are discussed, in particular the widening communication gap between model developers, model users, and the larger fire protection engineering community in regard to combustion and turbulence. The paper suggests steps that can be taken by all of these groups to improve the current situation and move forward to develop better fire models.