Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Fire Model Validation – Eight Lessons Learned

Published

Author(s)

Kevin B. McGrattan, Richard D. Peacock, Kristopher J. Overholt

Abstract

This paper provides a summary of a decade-long effort to verify and validate a variety of different fire models used in the commercial nuclear industry. The lessons learned apply to any industry in which fire models are used in a regulatory context. The two critical lessons are that regulatory authorities need a simple way to quantify the accuracy of the model prediction, and an unambiguous way to assess whether the experiments used for validation are appropriate for the proposed application of the model.
Proceedings Title
Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium
Conference Dates
February 10-14, 2014
Conference Location
Christchurch
Conference Title
Eleventh International Symposium on Fire Safety Science

Keywords

fire modeling, model validation, model uncertainty

Citation

McGrattan, K. , Peacock, R. and Overholt, K. (2014), Fire Model Validation – Eight Lessons Learned, Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium, Christchurch , -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=914868 (Accessed June 20, 2024)

Issues

If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact reflib@nist.gov.

Created March 6, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017