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1. CFAST ‹ Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 7) Volume 1: Technical Reference Guide
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Published: 12/15/2015
Authors: Richard D Peacock, Kevin B McGrattan, Glenn P Forney, Paul A Reneke
Abstract: CFAST is a two-zone fire model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartment structure subjected to a fire. It calculates the time evolving distribution of smoke and fire gases and the temperature throughout a building during a user- ...

2. Enforcing realizability in explicit multi-component species transport
Published: 10/5/2015
Authors: Randall Joseph McDermott, Kevin B McGrattan, Jason Floyd
Abstract: A strategy is proposed to guarantee realizability of species mass fractions in explicit time integration of the partial differential equations governing fire dynamics, which is multi-component transport problem. For a mixture of $n$ species, the c ...

3. Validation of Fire Models Applied to Nuclear Power Plant Safety
Published: 9/1/2015
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Richard D Peacock, Kristopher J Overholt
Abstract: The paper highlights key components of a fire model validation study conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute. These include the selection of fire phenomena of interest to nuclear power plant saf ...

4. Fire Modeling for the Fire Research, Fire Protection, and Fire Service Communities
Published: 9/8/2014
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Randall Joseph McDermott, Glenn P Forney, Kristopher J Overholt, Craig G. Weinschenk, Jason E Floyd
Abstract: The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) was first publicly released in 2000, and it has recently undergone its fifth major revision. Since its first release, FDS has been applied in three major areas: basic research in fire dynamics, performance-based de ...

5. Response to Comments on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Investigation of the 2001 World Trade Center Fires
Published: 4/15/2014
Authors: Richard George Gann, Anthony P Hamins, Therese P McAllister, Kevin B McGrattan, William M Pitts, Kuldeep R Prasad
Abstract: The editor of a special issue of Fire Technology invited the NIST authors to address the NIST Investigation of the WTC disaster and associated practice and research progress in the 10 years since then. The three published papers are a summary of th ...

6. Fire Model Validation ‹ Eight Lessons Learned
Published: 3/6/2014
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Richard D Peacock, Kristopher J Overholt
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 ...

7. Fire Dynamics Simulator Users Guide, Sixth Edition
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1019
Published: 11/4/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Randall Joseph McDermott, Craig G. Weinschenk, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: This Guide describes how to use the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a software package used to simulate the impact of fire on buildings.

8. Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, Sixth Edition
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1018
Published: 11/4/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Randall Joseph McDermott, Craig G. Weinschenk, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: This document provides the theoretical basis for the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), following the general framework set forth in the ,Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models,Š ASTM E 1355. It is a four v ...

9. Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations During Fire (CHRISTIFIRE) Phase 2: Vertical Shafts and Corridors
Published: 9/2/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Scott D Bareham
Abstract: This report documents the second phase of a multi-year program called CHRISTIFIRE (Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations during Fire). The overall goal of the program is to quantify the burning characteristics of grouped e ...

10. Applications of Heat Transfer Fundamentals to Fire Modeling
Published: 6/25/2013
Authors: Ofodike A. Ezekoye, M J Hurley, Jose L. Torero, Kevin B McGrattan
Abstract: The fire industry relies on fire engineers and scientists to develop materials and technologies used to either resist, detect, or suppress fire. While combustion processes are the drivers for what might be considered to be fire phenomena, it is hea ...

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