First Advisor

Gretar Tryggvason

Date

2008

Abstract

The NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) was used to analyze the effects of implementing an automatic sprinkler system in a library. An initial simulation was run using a point source ignition of 10kW, which indicated that FDS was not accurate in modeling fire spread. This resulted in the use of gas burners with constant heat release rates. Results indicated that the sprinklers retarded temperature rise, which increased the available egress time and the period of structural integrity for the supporting columns.

Keywords

Gordon Library; Major Qualifying Project

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

MQP

Format

application/pdf

Type

Text

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