CFD fire simulation using mixture fraction combustion and finite volume radiative heat transfer

J. E. Floyd, K. B. McGrattan, Simo Hostikka, H. R. Baum

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A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire and smoke transport is described. Combustion is represented by means of a single conserved scalar known as the mixture fraction. Radiation transport is approximated in the gray gas limit. The algorithms have been incorporated in the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a computer program maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Sample calculations are presented demonstrating the performance of the new algorithms, especially as compared to earlier versions of the model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-36
JournalJournal of fire protection engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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