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Assessment of the capabilities of FireFOAM to model large-scale fires in a well-confined and mechanically ventilated multi-compartment structure

(2018) JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES. 36(1). p.3-29
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This article presents a large eddy simulation study of a pool fire in a well-confined and mechanically ventilated multi-room configuration. The capabilities of FireFOAM are assessed by comparing the numerical results to a well-documented set of experimental data available from Propagation d'un Incendie pour des Scenarios Multi-locaux Elementaires. The eddy dissipation concept, finite volume discrete ordinate method, and one k-equation model are used for combustion, thermal radiation, and sub-grid scale closure, respectively. The main boundary conditions are imposed based on the experimental profiles. A detailed comparison is made with available experimental data. Good agreement between the large eddy simulation results and experimental values is achieved for temperatures, velocity, CO2 volume concentrations, and pressures for most compartments. There are some noticeable underpredictions of temperature in the outlet room. Overall, FireFOAM is shown to have good predictive capabilities for the present confined large-scale fire scenario.
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Large eddy simulation, fire, confined, FireFOAM, modeling, LARGE-EDDY SIMULATION, POOL FIRES

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Le, Duy, et al. “Assessment of the Capabilities of FireFOAM to Model Large-Scale Fires in a Well-Confined and Mechanically Ventilated Multi-Compartment Structure.” JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES, vol. 36, no. 1, 2018, pp. 3–29.
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Le, D., Labahn, J., Beji, T., Devaud, C. B., Weckman, E. J., & Bounagui, A. (2018). Assessment of the capabilities of FireFOAM to model large-scale fires in a well-confined and mechanically ventilated multi-compartment structure. JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES, 36(1), 3–29.
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Le, Duy, Jeffrey Labahn, Tarek Beji, Cecile B Devaud, Elizabeth J Weckman, and Abderrazzaq Bounagui. 2018. “Assessment of the Capabilities of FireFOAM to Model Large-Scale Fires in a Well-Confined and Mechanically Ventilated Multi-Compartment Structure.” JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES 36 (1): 3–29.
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Le, Duy, Jeffrey Labahn, Tarek Beji, Cecile B Devaud, Elizabeth J Weckman, and Abderrazzaq Bounagui. 2018. “Assessment of the Capabilities of FireFOAM to Model Large-Scale Fires in a Well-Confined and Mechanically Ventilated Multi-Compartment Structure.” JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES 36 (1): 3–29.
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Le D, Labahn J, Beji T, Devaud CB, Weckman EJ, Bounagui A. Assessment of the capabilities of FireFOAM to model large-scale fires in a well-confined and mechanically ventilated multi-compartment structure. JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES. 2018;36(1):3–29.
IEEE
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D. Le, J. Labahn, T. Beji, C. B. Devaud, E. J. Weckman, and A. Bounagui, “Assessment of the capabilities of FireFOAM to model large-scale fires in a well-confined and mechanically ventilated multi-compartment structure,” JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 3–29, 2018.
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  abstract     = {This article presents a large eddy simulation study of a pool fire in a well-confined and mechanically ventilated multi-room configuration. The capabilities of FireFOAM are assessed by comparing the numerical results to a well-documented set of experimental data available from Propagation d'un Incendie pour des Scenarios Multi-locaux Elementaires. The eddy dissipation concept, finite volume discrete ordinate method, and one k-equation model are used for combustion, thermal radiation, and sub-grid scale closure, respectively. The main boundary conditions are imposed based on the experimental profiles. A detailed comparison is made with available experimental data. Good agreement between the large eddy simulation results and experimental values is achieved for temperatures, velocity, CO2 volume concentrations, and pressures for most compartments. There are some noticeable underpredictions of temperature in the outlet room. Overall, FireFOAM is shown to have good predictive capabilities for the present confined large-scale fire scenario.},
  author       = {Le, Duy and Labahn, Jeffrey and Beji, Tarek and Devaud, Cecile B and Weckman, Elizabeth J and Bounagui, Abderrazzaq},
  issn         = {0734-9041},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF FIRE SCIENCES},
  keywords     = {Large eddy simulation,fire,confined,FireFOAM,modeling,LARGE-EDDY SIMULATION,POOL FIRES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {3--29},
  title        = {Assessment of the capabilities of FireFOAM to model large-scale fires in a well-confined and mechanically ventilated multi-compartment structure},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734904117733427},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2018},
}

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