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Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 4. User Reference Guide.


pdf icon Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 4. User Reference Guide. (2320 K)
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

Keywords:

computer models; building fires; compartment fires; fire models; mathematical models; vents; zone models

Abstract:

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.