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Title: Issues in Numerical Simulation of Fire Suppression

This paper outlines general physical and computational issues associated with performing numerical simulation of fire suppression. Fire suppression encompasses a broad range of chemistry and physics over a large range of time and length scales. The authors discuss the dominant physical/chemical processes important to fire suppression that must be captured by a fire suppression model to be of engineering usefulness. First-principles solutions are not possible due to computational limitations, even with the new generation of tera-flop computers. A basic strategy combining computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation techniques with sub-grid model approximations for processes that have length scales unresolvable by gridding is presented.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5805
Report Number(s):
SAND99-0938C
TRN: AH200115%%117
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Halon Option Technical Working Conference, Albuquerque, NM (US), 04/27/1999--04/29/1999; Other Information: PBD: 12 Apr 1999
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; FIRE FIGHTING; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COMBUSTION KINETICS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; FLUID MECHANICS