Estimating the Environment and the Response of Sprinkler Links in Compartment Fires With Draft Curtains and Fusible Link-Actuated Ceiling Vents. Part 2. User Guide for the Computer Code LAVENT.
Estimating the Environment and the Response of Sprinkler
Links in Compartment Fires With Draft Curtains and
Fusible Link-Actuated Ceiling Vents. Part 2. User
Guide for the Computer Code LAVENT.
Davis, W. D.; Cooper, L. Y.
NISTIR 89-4122; 422 p. August 1989.
Sponsor:AAMA Research Foundation, Des Plaines, IL
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB90-109661
sprinklers; computer programs; building fires;
compartment fires; computer models; fire models;
mathematical models; vents; sprinkler response; zone
models; ceiling vents
This is a User Guide for the computer code LAVENT
(Link-Actuated VENTs) and an associated graphics code
GRAPH. LAVENT has been developed to simulate the
environment and the response of sprinkler links in
compartment fires with draft curtains and
fusible-link-actuated ceiling vents. The use of LAVENT
is presented by a series of exercises in which the
reader reviews and modifies a default input data file
which describes vent and sprinkler actuation during fire
growth in an array of wood pallets located in a
curtained warehouse-type of configuration. Results of
the default simulation are discussed. LAVENT is written
in FORTRAN 77. The executable code operates on
PC-compatible computers and requires a minimum of 252
kilobytes of memory. The reference to a Part 3 is
incorrect. There will be no programmers guide.