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User's Guide for CFAST Version 1.6.

pdf icon User's Guide for CFAST Version 1.6. (514 K)
Portier, R. W.; Reneke, P. A.; Jones, W. W.; Peacock, R. D.

NISTIR 4985; 106 p. December 1992.

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB93-140788


compartment fires; fire growth; mathematical models; numerical models; predictive models; room fires; smoke; toxicity


CFAST is a zone model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartment structure subjected to a fire. This guide provides a detailed description of the pre- and post-processing routines used by the model, the data input requirements and the output produced by version 1.6 of the model.