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Verification and Validation of Selected Fire Models for Nuclear Power Plant Applications Supplement 1

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Author(s)

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

Abstract

In 2007, the U.S. NRC, together with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), conducted a research project to verify and validate five fire models that have been used for NPP applications. The results of this effort were documented in a seven-volume report, NUREG-1824 (EPRI 1011999), Verification & Validation of Selected Fire Models for Nuclear Power Plant Applications. This supplement expands on the previous V&V effort and evaluates the latest versions of the five fire models including additional test data for validation of the models. As with the previous effort, the results are reported in the form of ranges of accuracies for the fire model predictions and, the project was performed in accordance with the guidelines that the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) set forth in ASTM E 1355-12, Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models (2012).
Citation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG-1824

Keywords

Fire modeling, Model validation

Citation

McGrattan, K. , Peacock, R. and Overholt, K. (2014), Verification and Validation of Selected Fire Models for Nuclear Power Plant Applications Supplement 1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG-1824 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created October 2, 2014, Updated February 8, 2018