Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan R.


The purpose of this project was to continue with the progression of past projects on developing an accurate and reproducible full-scale clothing flammability test that involves a life-sized mannequin moving through the fire at flash-over conditions. The data collected on the heat flux and temperature distribution in the room at different burner configurations was modeled using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software such as JASMINE, CFAST and Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS). The results from these programs can be compared to similar tests and used to determine how they correspond to various realistic fire scenarios. The data that will eventually be collected from the mannequin can be related to real fire scenarios and help to develop improved protective clothing that will predict and thereby attempt to prevent burn injuries.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003


Mechanical Engineering


Fire Protection Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering