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Publication Citation: A Simple Reaction Time Scale for Under-Resolved Fire Dynamics

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Author(s): Randall J. McDermott; Kevin B. McGrattan; Jason E. Floyd;
Title: A Simple Reaction Time Scale for Under-Resolved Fire Dynamics
Published: June 20, 2011
Abstract: A reaction time scale model is developed for use in the eddy dissipation concept (fast chemistry limit) closure of the mean chemical source term in large-eddy simulation of fires. The novel aspect of the model is to consider a scaling regime for coarse mesh resolution based on buoyant acceleration. The model computes local time scales for diffusion, turbulent advection, and buoyant acceleration and takes the minimum of these as the local mixing time. The new model is implemented in the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and tested by comparing flame height predictions against the correlation of Heskestad.
Proceedings: Tenth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
Location: College Park, MD
Dates: June 20-24, 2011
Keywords: ire modeling; large-eddy simulation; eddy dissipation concept; flame height
Research Areas: Fire Modeling
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