Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 4. User Reference Guide.
Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code
Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 4. User Reference Guide.
Forney, G. P.; Cooper, L. Y.; Moss, W. F.
NISTIR 4345; 51 p. July 1990.
Sponsor:Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB90-250226
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 4 of a four-part report
which documents the above effort. The main objective of
this Part 4 document is to document the use of
CCFM.VENTS. Its capabilities and limitations are
described. A simple two room tutorial is presented to
get the user quickly acquainted with the input
requirements of CCFM.VENTS. Each CCFM.VENTS command is
described. Finally, a program for plotting CCFM.VENTS
data is presented. This program runs on an IBM-PC or
compatible with a VGA graphics monitor. The other three
parts of this report are: Part 1: Technical Basis;
Part 2: Programmers Reference Guide; and Part 3:
Catalog of Algorithms and Subroutines.