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Modifications to Furniture Fire Model for Hazard System. Final Report. July 30, 1990-July 31, 1991.


pdf icon Modifications to Furniture Fire Model for Hazard System. Final Report. July 30, 1990-July 31, 1991. (6448 K)
Dietenberger, M. A.

NIST GCR 92-601; UDR-TR-91-126; 126 p. January 1992.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB92-148295

Keywords:

fire models; algorithms; cushions; fire retardant materials; fire spread; predictive models; foam (materisla); ignition; upholstered furniture

Abstract:

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.