Field Modelling Of Non-charring Flame Spread

M. Lewis, P. Rubini, J. Moss
2000 IAFSS - The International Association for Fire Safety Science : proceedings  
The paper describes a methodology for the field modelling of non-charring flame spread over representative solid surfaces. Coupled descriptions of the controlling mechanisms of buoyancydriven flow, combustion, soot production, radiation heat transfer and solid pyrolysis are incorporated into a fire-specific CFD code. The approach is evaluated at sub-model level and in a room corner fire configuration through detailed comparisons between numerical prediction and experimental measurement for
more » ... easurement for flame spread over PMMA reported in the literature. A range of alternative models, embracing, in particular, soot production and radiation heat transfer, are evaluated. Generally good agreement is achieved with experiment at levels of spatial resolution which are compatible with the computational demands of field model predictions in compartment fire scenarios. KEYWORDS : Fire physics, field modelling, flame spread understanding of the interaction between the critical processesgas phase combustion, buoyancy-driven flow, radiation heat transfer and solid fuel pyrolysis, for exampleand their representation in mathematically tractable form. This paper describes a general methodology in
doi:10.3801/iafss.fss.6-683 fatcat:4njdd7auxrdnppgemyfkegez7a