Barnett, Jonathan Ross
Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Or
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Fire Protection Engineering