Points to note in modeling fire with computational fluid dynamics

L. Qu, Wan Ki Chow

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Abstract

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a popular design tool in many projects for ensuring fire safety through performance-based design. However, there are always challenges on the quality and uncertainties of the CFD simulated results. Two points raised are on the grid size and free boundary conditions. A simple corridor fire with a small design fire is taken as an example to address these two points in this paper. The CFD model Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) version 5 was taken as the simulation tool Two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations are compared. The geometry is proposed to outside for better description on minimizing opening boundary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Pages249-256
Number of pages8
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: 8 Jul 201212 Jul 2012

Conference

ConferenceASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityRio Grande
Period8/07/1212/07/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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