CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 7) Volume 2: User’s Guide

Published: December 15, 2015


Richard D. Peacock, Paul A. Reneke, Glenn P. Forney


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 gaseous combustion products as well as the temperature throughout a building during a user-prescribed fire. This report describes the use of the model, including installing and running the software, the computer platforms upon which it is supported and examples to verify correct installation.
Citation: Technical Note (NIST TN) -
NIST Pub Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs


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