Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 1. Physical Basis.
Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code
Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 1. Physical Basis.
Cooper, L. Y.; Forney, G. P.
NISTIR 4342; 96 p. July 1990.
Sponsor:Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB90-250192
computer models; building fires; compartment fires; fire
models; mathematical models; vents; zone models
A project was carried out at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) to study the feasibility
of developing a new-generation, multi-room, compartment
fire model computer code, called the Consolidated
Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) computer code. The idea
was that such a code would consolidate past progress in
zone-type compartment fire modeling, and allow readily
for integration of future advances with the greatest
possible flexibility. The project lead to the
development of a prototype multi-room CCFM product
called CCFM.VENTS. This is Part 1 of a four-part report
which documents the above effort. Introductory remarks
discuss the generic features of the CCFM and the
specific features of CCFM.VENTS. The main objective of
this Part 1 document is to present a comprehensive
description of the governing equations of CCFM.VENTS and
their technical basis. The other three parts of this
report are: Part 2: Software Reference Guide; Part 3:
Catalog of Algorithms and Subroutines; and Part 4: User