Modifications to Furniture Fire Model for Hazard System. Final Report. July 30, 1990-July 31, 1991.
Modifications to Furniture Fire Model for Hazard System.
Final Report. July 30, 1990-July 31, 1991.
Dietenberger, M. A.
NIST GCR 92-601; UDR-TR-91-126; 126 p. January 1992.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB92-148295
fire models; algorithms; cushions; fire retardant
materials; fire spread; predictive models; foam
(materisla); ignition; upholstered furniture
This final technical report describes the work
accomplished during the period from 31 July 1990 through
31 July 1991 by the University of Dayton Research
Institute under grant 60NANBOD1051 for the National
Institute of Standards and Technology. Modifications to
the furniture fire model for inclusion in the HAZARD
system required three major tasks: (1) comparison of the
FAST/FFM predictions with several full-scale burns
measured in the furniture calorimeters, (2) development
of an algorithm for personal computers to calibrate
ignition and flame spread parameters, and (3) conversion
of FF to a Flame Spread Model (FSM) for a single panel.
The code was implemented on the PC for use with CFAST.
The application problems are compartmentation,
structural fire resistance, ignitibility of a secondary
combustible item and room flashover studies.