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|Author(s):||S R. Tieszen; Amelia R. Lopez;|
|Title:||Issues in Numerical Simulation of Fire Suppression|
|Published:||April 27, 1999|
|Abstract:||This paper outlines general physical and computational issues associated with performing numerical simulation of fire suppression. Fire suppression encompasses a broad range of chemistry and physics over a lxge range of time and length scales. The authors discuss the dominant physical/ chemical processes imponant to fire suppression that must be captured by a fire suppression model to be of engineering usefulness. First-principles solutions are not possible due to computational limitations. even with the new generation of tera-flop computers. A basic strategy combining computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation techniques with subgrid model approximations for processes that have length scales unresolvable by gridding is presented.|
|Citation:||Special Publication (NIST SP) - 984-4|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (866KB)|