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CFAST: Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 5). User's Guide.



Richard D. Peacock, Walter W. Jones, 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.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1034
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CFAST, fire models, computer models, fire growth, smoke transport, fire research, hazard assessment, toxicity


Peacock, R. , Jones, W. and Forney, G. (2004), CFAST: Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 5). User's Guide., Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created December 1, 2004, Updated November 10, 2018