Prediction of Fire Dynamics. Final and Fourth Quarterly Report. June 28, 1992-August 28, 1992.
Prediction of Fire Dynamics. Final and Fourth Quarterly
Report. June 28, 1992-August 28, 1992.
Alpert, R. L.; deRis, J.
NIST GCR 94-642; 36 p. June 1994.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-193620
algorithms; ceilings; computer models; fire codes; heat
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.