Predicting the heat release rates of liquid pool fires in mechanically ventilated compartments

Topi Sikanen, Simo Hostikka

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)266-275
    Number of pages10
    JournalFire Safety Journal
    Volume91
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • pool fire
    • compartment fires
    • industrial fires
    • modelling

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