Documentation for CFC V: The Fifth Harvard Computer Fire Code.
Documentation for CFC V: The Fifth Harvard Computer
Mitler, H. E.; Emmons, H. W.
NBS GCR 81-344; Home Fire Proj. Tech. Rpt. 45; 187 p.
Sponsor:National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
Available from: National Technical Information Service
TH9115.H33 NOS. 45-48
Order number: PB82-139486
compartment fires; computer programs; fire
extinguishment; flashover; ignition; mathematical
models; room fires
This is a complete documentation of the fifth version of
the Computer Fire Code (Mark 5). Mark 5 is of course a
substantial improvement over Mark 4, which in turn had
expanded and generalized Mark 3, etc. Although
imposingly thick, this document has been written in a
form which may be easily read, as each section begins
with a brief outline of that section. The details are
then given in the following paragraphs, for the
interested reader. The Computer Fire Code permits the
calculation of the evolution of a fire in an enclosure
with a number of vents, and containing a number of
objects (flammable or otherwise). The fire may be of
several kinds, and the calculation will proceed for
whatever time the user selects. Suggestions for the
improvement of the program itself or of this document
will be gratefully received. The tape containing the
program itself is available at cost.