A Mixture Fraction Combustion Model for Fire Simulation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
J E. Floyd, Howard R. Baum, Kevin B. McGrattan, Simo A. Hostikka
The simulation of fires using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is challenging because it is difficult to couple the combustion chemistry that occurs at very small length scales with the resolvable hydrodynamic field. While it is possible to create a combustion model that tracks the significant species required to calculate the heat release rate, it is too expensive to construct a grid fine enough to resolve individual flame sheets except in cases where the domain is very small. A method, therefore, is needed to model the combustion chemistry in a manner that can be used at the length scales of the resolvable flow field.
Journal of Fire Protection Engineering
combustion, computational fluid dynamics, fire model, fire research, large eddy simulation, mixture fraction
, Baum, H.
, McGrattan, K.
and Hostikka, S.
A Mixture Fraction Combustion Model for Fire Simulation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Journal of Fire Protection Engineering
(Accessed March 3, 2024)