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
    Title of host publication12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
    Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts
    PublisherInternational association for fire safety science
    Pages33
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, IAFSS 2017 - Lund, Sweden
    Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 12
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    Conference

    Conference12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, IAFSS 2017
    Abbreviated titleIAFSS 2017
    CountrySweden
    CityLund
    Period12/06/1716/06/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • pool fire
    • compartment fires
    • industrial fires
    • modelling

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    Sikanen, T., & Hostikka, S. (2017). Predicting the heat release rates of liquid pool fires in mechanically ventilated compartments. In 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science: Book of Abstracts (pp. 33). International association for fire safety science. https://iafss2017.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/book-of-paper-abstracts.pdf