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A User's Guide for CFAST Version 1.6



Paul A. Reneke, Walter W. Jones, Richard D. Peacock, Rebecca W. Portier


CFAST is a zone model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartmentstructure subjected to a fire. This guide provides a detailed description of the pre- and post-processing routines used by the model, the data input requirements, and the output produced by version 1.6 of the model.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4985
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compartment fires, room fires, fire growth, mathematical models, numerical models, smoke, toxicity


Reneke, P. , Jones, W. , Peacock, R. and Portier, R. (1992), A User's Guide for CFAST Version 1.6, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created December 1, 1992, Updated November 10, 2018