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CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6): Technical Reference Guide

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Author(s)

Richard D. Peacock, 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- prescribed fire. This report describes the equations which constitute the model, the physical basis for these equations, and an evaluation of the sensitivity and predictive capability of the model.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1026r1
Report Number
1026r1

Keywords

Building fires, fire growth, fire modeling, hazard assessment, smoke transport

Citation

Peacock, R. , Forney, G. and Reneke, P. (2013), CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6): Technical Reference Guide, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1026r1 (Accessed June 15, 2024)

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Created March 18, 2013, Updated June 2, 2021