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Modelling of fire spread and the growth of fire in buildings using computational fluid dynamics

Fernando, Anthony Ernest (2000) Modelling of fire spread and the growth of fire in buildings using computational fluid dynamics. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

The motivation for undertaking this research is to contribute to the development of a model of fire spread over a surface, and to integrate this model with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model that is capable of making predictions of the environment associated with full-scale fires in enclosures. The research focuses on the growth and spread stage of such fires, where a small, localised flame spreads across a single fuel item, increasing the heat release rate. In particular, the phenomenon of opposed flow flame spread across flat, non-charring, thermally thick fuel surfaces is examined.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fires, fire prevention, Flame spread, Fluid dynamics, fire growth, fire management
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1204 Engineering Design
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 03:35
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15593
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