Numerical fire modelling of a turbine hall

Risto Huhtanen

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    Simulation of a fire in a turbine hall has been preformed with the PHOENICS-code. The main goal was to state a reasonable collection of models for general fire analysis and to get experience in this kind of simulation. The three-dimensional flow simulation model includes a k-E turbulence model, Magnussen's and Hjertager's burning rate model, heat radiation and an economical method to calculate heat conduction in structures. An oil pool has been assumed to burn on the symmetry axis of the hall. The results seem to suit quite well with the qualitative observations from a fire appeared in a turbine hall in Helsinki in 1986.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFire Safety Science
    Subtitle of host publication2nd International Symposium
    EditorsTakao Wakamatsu
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2nd International Symposium on Fire Safety Science - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 13 Jun 198817 Jun 1988


    Conference2nd International Symposium on Fire Safety Science


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