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Publication Citation: Issues in Numerical Simulation of Fire Suppression

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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: NIST SP - 984-4
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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