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Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 2. Software Reference Guide (NISTIR 4343)

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Author(s)

Glenn P. Forney, Leonard Y. Cooper

Abstract

A project was carried out at The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to study the feasibility of developing a new-generation, multi-room, compartment fire model computer code, called the Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) computer code. The ideas was that such a code would consolidate past progress in zone-type compartment fire modeling, and allow readily for integration of future advances with the greatest possible flexibility. The project lead to the development of a prototype multi-room CCFM product called CCFM.VENTS. This is Part 2 of a four-part report which documents the above effort. The main objective of this Part 2 document is to document the design and underlying structure of the CCFM.VENTS computer software. It serves as a guide for those persons interesting in extending, modifying and if necessary correcting CCFM.VENTS at a later date. The other three parts of this report are: Part 1: Technical Basis; Part 3: Catalog of Algorithms and Subroutines; and Part 4: User Reference Guide.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4343
Report Number
4343

Keywords

computer models, building fires, compartment fires, fire models, mathematical models, vents, zone models

Citation

Forney, G. and Cooper, L. (1990), Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) Computer Code Application CCFM.VENTS. Part 2. Software Reference Guide (NISTIR 4343), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.4343 (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created July 1, 1990, Updated November 10, 2018