Building fire simulation with a field model based on large eddy simulation

R. Yin, Wan Ki Chow

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Building fire environment was simulated by a field model, or application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), based on large eddy simulation (LES). The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) model based on LES, developed at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, was applied to study the plume flow induced by a fire; and the fire environment in a compartment. Part of the results were compared with those predicted by another CFD package based on Reynolds averaging of the Navier-Stokes equations through the modified k-ε model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2002


  • Building fires
  • Eddy formation
  • Fire
  • Model simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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