Review of CFD analysis of smoke management systems


Notes that computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been used for a variety of fire protection applications, and a review of those CFD analyses is often desired. The review approach described consists of 1) checking the relevant factors, 2) comparing with experimental fire data and 3) performing independent calculations. States that checking relevant factors can be thought of as a formalised approach to searching for serious mistakes. In addition to this approach, describes types of error, CFD models, governing equations of fluid flow, heat transfer, grid and cell size, fire modelling and turbulence modelling. Includes information about hazard analysis because CFD analyses are often part of a hazards analysis.

Primary Author(s): Klote J H

Source: ASHRAE Trans., 2002, vol.108, part 1, paper number AC-02-8-1, 687-698, 8 figs, 1 tab, refs.

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