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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