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Study on Simulation of the Building Fires Using an Advanced New Model

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Zuhua Shan, Fenglei Niu, Yan Zhang

North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China

Pengfei Hao

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Paper No. ICONE21-15712, pp. V006T15A011; 5 pages
  • 2013 21st International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 6: Beyond Design Basis Events; Student Paper Competition
  • Chengdu, China, July 29–August 2, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5583-6
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Building fires have been paid significant attention in the nuclear power station’s safety. In order to study the stratification phenomena of the enclosure fires and predict the interface location of upper hot layer filled with smoke and lower cold layer filled with fresh air and upper layer temperature of enclosure fires, an advanced new model is used in this paper, in which one–dimensional differential equations are used to describe the temperature and species distributions of the ambient fluid. And the results of Steckler’s fire experiments are used to compare with the simulation results of five sets of experiment using the new model. The results indicate that this model gives a very good prediction for the location of the interface and the upper layer temperature, especially for the cases with a lower fire heat release rate, even without considering the radiation heat transfer.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Simulation , Fire



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