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Comparison of CFAST and FDS for Fire Simulation With the HDR T51 and T52 Tests



J E. Floyd


This work uses three methods: hand calculations, a zone model (CFAST), and a computational fluid dynamics code (FDS), to examine two fire tests from the HDR facility, a decommissioned reactor containment building in Germany. The two tests, T51.23 and T52.14, used different fuels, propane gas and a hydrocarbon solvent, and occurred in two quite differeny locations, low in the containment and just below the containment operating deck, respectively.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6866
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compartment fire, computational fluid dynamics, fire simulation, nuclear reactors, zone model


Floyd, J. (2002), Comparison of CFAST and FDS for Fire Simulation With the HDR T51 and T52 Tests, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 13, 2024)


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Created March 1, 2002, Updated November 10, 2018