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Evaluation of a Fast, Simplified Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for Solving Room Airflow Problems

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Author(s)

Amy Musser, Kevin B. McGrattan, J M. Palmer

Abstract

This report compares results of simulations performed using the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) with published experimental data, covering a wide range of conditions that are encountered in buildings. Whenever possible, these results have also been qualitatively compared with published simulations from other CFD programs. The issues of computing time and model assembly have also beeninvestigated in detail. The overall focus is to simultaneously consider both experimental verification and computing time, allowing users to build improved models and develop realistic expectations regarding speed and accuracy.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6760
Report Number
6760

Keywords

building technology, computational fluid dynamics, Fire Dynamics Simulator, fluid dynamics, room airflow

Citation

Musser, A. , McGrattan, K. and Palmer, J. (2001), Evaluation of a Fast, Simplified Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for Solving Room Airflow Problems, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=861075 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created June 1, 2001, Updated July 28, 2009