NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF FIRE DEVELOPMENT IN A MEDIUM SCALE ISO9705 COMPARTMENT-FAÇADE CONFIGURATION

Eleni Asimakopoulou, El Mehdi Koutaiba, Dionysios Kolaitis, Jianping Zhang, Paul Lardet

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Abstract

This study aims to numerically investigate the fundamental physical phenomena governing fire development and transition to Externally Venting Flames (EVF) of liquid pool fires in compartment façade configurations. Experiments previously performed using a ¼ scale ISO9705 room with an extended façade is simulated using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). The burning rate of the liquid n-hexane pool fire is modelled, and predictions of the compartment’s interior thermal fields are compared with the experimental data showing good agreement in all considered test cases. A parametric study is also performed to examine the important physical parameters including the fire load and opening geometry, which govern the transition to EVF and their subsequent development in different phases. This work provides insights into best practice in numerical simulations that can be applied to model façade fires in the frame of performance-based design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF FIRE DEVELOPMENT IN A MEDIUM SCALE ISO9705 COMPARTMENT-FAÇADE CONFIGURATION
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2019
EventFire Safety of Facades International Symposium - International University Campus, Paris, France
Duration: 25 Sep 201927 Sep 2019
Conference number: 3
http://facade2019.org/

Conference

ConferenceFire Safety of Facades International Symposium
Abbreviated titleFSF 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period25/09/1927/09/19
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