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.

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)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15593
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1204 Engineering Design
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Keywords Fires, fire prevention, Flame spread, Fluid dynamics, fire growth, fire management
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