Damir Malkočević

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis became a popular solution as the complexity grew in applying the laws of physics directly to real fire scenarios in order to make analytical predictions. This fact became especially prevalent for fluid dynamics and heat transfer engineering problems for enclosure fire. The fire field model consists of the CFD code and the fire model. The CFD code is the core and provides the fire model with transport mechanisms for energy, momentum, mass. The fire model is a detailed specification of the fire description. The use of the fire field model in the enclosure strengthened our understanding of the actual fire scene, allowing us to fully characterize the time-dependent changes. The paper delivers a comprehensive review of the history, development, current state of field models and future predictions in enclosure fire field modeling.


computational fluid dynamics, fire dynamics simulator, zone model, enclosure fire, fire field model

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