Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan Ross

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

This project was undertaken to model a full scale train fire using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). Previous modeling efforts predicted earlier flashover and higher heat release rates than in the actual experiment. An analysis to quantify newspapers as an ignition source was performed and the ignition area was remodeled based on newspaper ignition tests. Improvements were made to material sub-models. Full simulations were conducted, resulting in a more accurate full scale model.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia

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