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Simulation of the Dynamics of the Fire at 3146 Cherry Road NE Washington D.C., May 30, 1999 (NISTIR 6510)



Daniel M. Madrzykowski, R Vettori


This report describes the results of calculations using the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) that were performed to provide insight on the thermal conditions that may have occurred during the fire at 3146 Cherry Road NE, Washington D.C. on May 30, 1999. Input to the computer model was developed from 3 sources; the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department reconstruction Committee, photographs and measurements taken by NIST staff during a June 3, 1999 site visit, and from material properties taken from the FDS database.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6510
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cfd models, computer graphics, fire dynamics, fire fatalities, fire fighters, fire investigations, fire models, fire simulations, ventilation
Created April 30, 2000, Updated November 10, 2018