Comparison of FPETool:FIRE SIMULATOR With Data From Full Scale Experiments.
Comparison of FPETool:FIRE SIMULATOR With Data From Full
Vettori, R. L.
Fire Research and Engineering, Second (2nd)
International Conference. (ICFRE2). Proceedings.
ABSTRACTS ONLY. National Institute of Standards and
Technology and Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
August 10-15, 1997, Gaithersburg, MD, Slaughter, K. C.,
Editor(s), 16-16 pp, 1997.
fire research; fire protection engineering; zone models;
compartment fires; fire models; sprinkler activation
A comparison of the compartment zone fire model
FPETool:FIRE SIMULATOR is made against the results
obtained from three different full scale experimental
compartment fire studies. The three experimental
studies consisted of full scale testing in a chemical
laboratory, an aircraft hanger, and a mock up of a
residential basement. These three studies represent a
variation of room geometry, ventilation factors, thermal
physical properties, fuels, fire geometry and fire
growth. Depending on the information presented in the
original study, an attempt is made to model some or all
of the following parameters, ceiling jet velocity,
ceiling jet temperatures, upper layer temperatures,
upper layer depth, detector link temperature, or time to
sprinkler activation. The output from the FPETool:FIRE
SIMULATOR runs were then compared to the experimental
results as reported in the original studies. Results
from these comparisons indicate that FPETool:FIRE
SIMULATOR was able to model these compartment fires and
give predictions that provided reasonable agreement with
the data from the experiments.