STP983

    A Program for the Development of a Benchmark Compartment Fire Model Computer Code

    Published: Jan 1988


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    Abstract

    With a variety of objectives in mind, many different compartment fire model computer codes have been developed within the fire safety/research community. Yet, not one of these can be described as being a “benchmark” model in the sense that it is reliable enough to be accepted as a standard of reference for the performance of design-oriented fire models. It is the major objective of the Compartment Fire Modeling Research (CFMR) Group in the Fire Science and Engineering Division of the Center for Fire Research (CFR) to develop such a Benchmark Compartment Fire Model (BCFM) computer code. This paper describes the characteristics of this BCFM, and outlines the program that will lead to its development.

    Keywords:

    compartment fires, computer programs, fire models, fire research, room fires


    Author Information:

    Cooper, LY
    Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD

    Rockett, JA
    Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD

    Mitler, HE
    Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD

    Stroup, DW
    Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD


    Paper ID: STP26221S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.39

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26221S


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