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Experimental Data Set for the Accuracy Assessment of Room Fire Models.


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Peacock, R. D.; Davis, S.; Lee, B. T.

NBSIR 88-3752; 120 p. April 1988.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB88-201538

Keywords:

fire models; data analysis; experiments; fire tests; accuracy assessment; room fires; compartment fires; validation; instruments

Abstract:

The development of experimental data for use in computer fire model accuracy assessment is described. The tests were conducted in a heavily instrumented structure to provide data on temperatures and mass and heat flows in a simple multi-room configuration. Several series of carefully designed experiments were carried out changing important physical parameters one at a time with several replicates of each configuration. The current state of understanding in computer fire model accuracy assessment is discussed with the data presented forming an example of one step of the process.