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Review of Compartment Fire Models.



Walter W. Jones


We have examined the concept of zone modeling as it has been applied to fire problems. The existing models which embody the zone concept are compared in order to ascertain the state-of-the-art in understanding of fire growth and fire spread processes. This review is intended to be a starting point for future modeling efforts and thus the discussion centers around the use of the various submodels.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) -


compartment fires, fire models, room fires, smoke movement, zone models


Jones, W. (1983), Review of Compartment Fire Models., NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created April 1, 1983, Updated February 19, 2017