In this paper we perform predictive simulations of liquid
pool fires in mechanically ventilated compartments. We
show that steady state burning rates are accurately
predicted using a detailed model for the liquid phase
heat transfer. The effect of lowered oxygen vitiation on
the burning rate of pool fires is correctly captured.
Simulations were done using the Fire Dynamics Simulator
and the experiments considered were conducted in the OECD
PRISME project. The main difference between the present
study and previous simulation studies is the use of a
detailed liquid evaporation model and the direct
calculation of the vitiation and thermal environment
interactions through the CFD solver.
- pool fire
- compartment fires
- industrial fires