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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.


pdf icon 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. (3292 K)
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

Keywords:

sprinklers; computer programs; building fires; compartment fires; computer models; fire models; mathematical models; vents; sprinkler response; zone models; ceiling vents

Abstract:

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.