Accession Number : ADA191032

Title :   Survey and Evaluation of Existing Smoke Movement Models.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD GROTON CT MARINE FIRE AND SAFETY RESEARCH STAFF

Personal Author(s) : Richards, Robert C

PDF Url : ADA191032

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report provides an independent evaluation of models which have potential use in describing the movement of smoke. Comparison is made between experimental data from two full-scale fire tests and results from several compartment zone models. Because of the nature of the models, focus is placed on their ability ot predict temperature and the depth of the upper hot gas layer as a function of time. While existing models provide reasonable results for simple compartments, it is clear that dynamic modeling must be extended to regions and situations where a simple two-zone model is not appropriate. The work was done in conjunction with the development of the Smoke Movement Analysis part of the Ship Fire Safety Engineering Method. Keywords: Smoke, Smoke movement, Computer models, Zone models.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *SMOKE, *MOTION, COMPARTMENTS, DYNAMICS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SCALE MODELS, TEST METHODS, HOT GASES, LAYERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, FIRE SAFETY

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE