Fundamental numerical and experimental study of flame spread over surfaces in case of fire

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering not elsewhere classified
    • Non-destructive testing, safety and diagnosis
    • Functional materials
    • Modelling and simulation
    • Numerical computation
    • Other computer engineering, information technology and mathematical engineering not elsewhere classified
fire safety engineering flame spread computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Project description

This Fire Safety Engineering research serves to develop methodology for reliable flame spread simulations in case of enclosure fire. A pyrolysis model is coupled to 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations of turbulent combustion. Flame spread over flat surfaces and in corners are examined. The following aspects are investigated:

• Turbulence model (unsteady RANS vs. LES);

• CFD mesh;

• Boundary conditions;

• Material properties.