Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 2. Software Reference Guide.
Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code
Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 2. Software Reference
Forney, G. P.; Cooper, L. Y.
NISTIR 4343; 92 p. July 1990.
Sponsor:Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB90-250200
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 ideas
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 2 of a four-part report
which documents the above effort. The main objective of
this Part 2 document is to document the design and
underlying structure of the CCFM.VENTS computer
software. It serves as a guide for those persons
interesting in extending, modifying and if necessary
correcting CCFM.VENTS at a later date. The other three
parts of this report are: Part 1: Technical Basis;
Part 3: Catalog of Algorithms and Subroutines; and Part
4: User Reference Guide.