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CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 7) Volume 1: Technical Reference Guide

Published

Author(s)

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- prescribed fire. This report describes the nist-equations which constitute the model, the physical basis for these nist-equations, and an evaluation of the sensitivity and predictive capability of the model.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) -

Keywords

Building fires, fire growth, fire modeling, hazard assessment, smoke transport
Created December 15, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018