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Prediction of Fire Dynamics. Final and Fourth Quarterly Report. June 28, 1992-August 28, 1992.


pdf icon Prediction of Fire Dynamics. Final and Fourth Quarterly Report. June 28, 1992-August 28, 1992. (1398 K)
Alpert, R. L.; deRis, J.

NIST GCR 94-642; 36 p. June 1994.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-193620

Keywords:

algorithms; ceilings; computer models; fire codes; heat flux

Abstract:

This report summarizes accomplishments of a Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FMRC) project on the Prediction of Fire Dynamics for the NIST grant period August 1991 through August 1992. Work performed under a subcontract by Professor H. W. Emmons on Ceiling-Jet Dynamics and on Development of Strategies for Performance Fire Codes is first described under Task 1. The accomplishment of three tasks performed at FMRC are then presented in summaries of Tasks 2-4. All of this work is aimed at the development of subroutines or algorithms that can be used in NIST/BFRL comprehensive computer models. During the past year, there has been further progress in the development of predictive models for flame radiant heat flux and in the development of a practical laboratory test method for measuring the smoke point of solid noncharring or charring materials. This progress should allow continuing improvements in the accuracy and applicability of fire propagation theories.