Using Bench Scale Fire Measurements in Large Scale Simulations.
Using Bench Scale Fire Measurements in Large Scale
McGrattan, K. B.; Hamins, A.; Blevins, L. G.
NISTIR 6242; October 1998.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
November 2-5, 1998, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A.,
Editor(s), 149-150 pp, 1998.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-102519
fire research; fire science; fire suppression; field
models; fire measurements; simulation
A program is underwat at NIST to develop a numerical
field model, referred to as the Industrial Fire
Simulator (IFS), to simulate large scale fire phenomena.
Because the model is intended to simulate fire flows
within buildings whose volumes are on the order of tens
of thousands of cubic meters, it is not practical ti
implement detailed submodels of phenomena occurring at
length scales lass than a few tens of centimeters,
including combustion, boundary layer effects, convective
heat transfer, and fire suppression. Instead, bench
scale measurement techniques are being devloped that
will provide the necessary information that will
represent these phenomena in the simulations.