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COMPF2: A Program for Calculating Post-Flashover Fire Temperatures. Final Report.


pdf icon COMPF2: A Program for Calculating Post-Flashover Fire Temperatures. Final Report. (3941 K)
Babrauskas, V.

NBS TN 991; 76 p. June 1979.

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Keywords:

computer programs; fire protection; fire tests; fire walls

Abstract:

COMPF2 is a computer program for calculating the characteristics of a post-flashover fire in a single building compartment, based on fire-induced ventilation through a single door or window. It is intended both for performing design calculations and for the analysis of experimental burn data. Wood, thermoplastic, and liquid fuels can be treated. In addition to the capability of performing calculations for compartments with completely determined properties, routines are included for calculating fire behavior by an innovative variable abstraction method. A comprehensive output format is provided which gives gas temperature, heat flow terms, and flow variables. The documentation includes input instructions, sample problems, and a listing of the program. The program is written in Fortran and constitutes an improved version of an earlier program, COMPF. For additional information and software availability, contact the author at Fire Science & Technology, Issaqueh, WA 98027 USA Telephone: (1) + 425-222-9499; Fax: (1) + 425-222-9477.