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

Published

Author(s)

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

Abstract

THIS REPORT (NIST SP 1030) SUPERCEEDS REPORT (NISTIR 7080) CFAST ia 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. This report is an assessment of the model following the outline set forth in ASTM E1355 "Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models."
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1030
Report Number
1030

Keywords

CFAST, fire models, fire growth, smoke transport, validation, verification, computer models, fire research, hazard assessment, toxicity

Citation

Jones, W. , Peacock, R. , Forney, G. and Reneke, P. (2004), CFAST: Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 5). Technical Reference Guide., Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.sp.1030 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created October 1, 2004, Updated June 2, 2021