Numerical model and validation experiments of Atrium enclosure fire in a new fire test facility
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AuthorSanmiguel Rojas, Enrique; Sánchez Kaiser, Antonio; Viedma Robles, Antonio; Gutiérrez Montes, Cándido
Knowledge AreaMecánica de Fluidos
SponsorsThe authors want to acknowledge the Technological Metal Centre of Murcia for the use of their test rigs, the SAIT (Technological Research Service of the Technical University of Cartagena) and the University of Jaen for the use of their entire computing resources and their technical support. This work has been supported by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia of Spain (grants DPI2005-08654-C04-01 and TRA2006-15015).
Bibliographic CitationGUTIÉRREZ MONTES, C. & SANMIGUEL ROJAS, E. & KAISER, A.S. & VIEDMA, A. Numerical Model and Validation Experiments of Atrium Enclosure Fire in a New Fire Test Facility. Building and Environment, (43): 1912-1928, 2008. ISSN 0360-1323
Modelización de incendios
Prueba de fuego
Humo de escape
The use of CFD as a tool for building, warehouses oro facories design requirements fulfilling about fire safety is becoming more common and reliable. Performance-based fire safety assurance procedures make use of the CFD fire modelling to evolution of fire, but they need always to be validated. This is especially difficult for big structures, with great clear volumes, where effects of natural and forced ventilation can be very scale dependent. A good opportunity to check the prediction capability of CFD codes to establish temperatures and velocities fields is the new full-scale fire test facility of the Technological Metal Centre in Murcia, Spain. It is an aluminium prismatic squared base building of 19.5m x 19.5m x 20m, with several vents arranged in its walls and four exhaust fans at the roof. Series of experimental tests have been carried out using several heptane normalized pool-fires placed at the centre of the atrium.The data obtained from these experiments have been later used in ...
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