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Publication Citation: Fire Model Validation ‹ Eight Lessons Learned

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Author(s): Kevin B. McGrattan; Richard D. Peacock; Kristopher J. Overholt;
Title: Fire Model Validation ‹ Eight Lessons Learned
Published: March 06, 2014
Abstract: This paper provides a summary of a decade-long effort to verify and validate a variety of different fire models used in the commercial nuclear industry. The lessons learned apply to any industry in which fire models are used in a regulatory context. The two critical lessons are that regulatory authorities need a simple way to quantify the accuracy of the model prediction, and an unambiguous way to assess whether the experiments used for validation are appropriate for the proposed application of the model.
Conference: Eleventh International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
Proceedings: Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium
Location: Christchurch , -1
Dates: February 10-14, 2014
Keywords: fire modeling; model validation; model uncertainty
Research Areas: Fire Modeling
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