The experimental and modeling effort proposed for the 2020 MaCFP Condensed Phase Workshop (which will take place April 25-26 in Waterloo, Canada) has been designed to enable the fire safety science research community to make significant progress towards establishing a common framework for the selection of experiments and the methodologies used to analyze these experiments when developing pyrolysis models. Ultimately, such a framework will support reliable computational predictions of how materials burn, how flames spread, and how fires grow in realistic fire scenarios.
The Guidelines for Participation in the 2020 MaCFP Condensed Phase Workshop were produced by the MaCFP Condensed Phase Working Group Organizing Committee, which consists of members from seven institutions working in five different countries, including Dr. Isaac Leventon of the NIST Fire Research Division.
This work supports multiple projects in the Fire Research Division including the Flammability Reduction Technologies Project and the Reduced Flammability of Residential Upholstered Furniture Project as well as ongoing development of the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS).
More information about the 2020 IAFSS Symposium – including a call for papers – can be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/international-symposium-on-fire-safety-science/
More information about the Measurement and Computation of Fire Phenomena (MaCFP) Working Group can be found at: https://iafss.org/macfp/
A white paper for the MaCFP Condensed Phase Subgroup – including background, motivation, and key objectives – can be found at: http://iafss.org/macfp-condensed-phase-phenomena/