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Publication Citation: Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 1. Physical Basis (NISTIR 4342)

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Author(s): Leonard Y. Cooper; Glenn P. Forney;
Title: Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 1. Physical Basis (NISTIR 4342)
Published: July 01, 1990
Abstract: A project was carried out at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to study the feasibility of developing a new-generation, multi-room, compartment fire model computer code, called the Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) computer code. The idea was that such a code would consolidate past progress in zone-type compartment fire modeling, and allow readily for integration of future advances with the greatest possible flexibility. The project lead to the development of a prototype multi-room CCFM product called CCFM.VENTS. This is Part 1 of a four-part report which documents the above effort. Introductory remarks discuss the generic features of the CCFM and the specific features of CCFM.VENTS. The main objective of this Part 1 document is to present a comprehensive description of the governing equations of CCFM.VENTS and their technical basis. The other three parts of this report are: Part 2: Software Reference Guide; Part 3: Catalog of Algorithms and Subroutines; and Part 4: User Reference Guide.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4342
Keywords: computer models; building fires; compartment fires; fire models; mathematical models; vents; zone models
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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