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CFAST--Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport, Technical Reference Guide (Version 5)

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Author(s)

Walter W. Jones, Richard D. Peacock, Glenn P. Forney, Paul A. Reneke

Abstract

CFAST is a zone 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-specified 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. This paper is an assessment of the model following the template set forth in ASTM 1355, Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1030
Report Number
1030

Keywords

computer models, fiere models, fire growth, fire research, harzard assessment, model assessment, smoke transport, validation, verification

Citation

Jones, W. , Peacock, R. , Forney, G. and Reneke, P. (2004), CFAST--Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport, Technical Reference Guide (Version 5), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=861328 (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created October 1, 2004, Updated June 2, 2021