Experiments and Numerical Simulations of Pressure Effects in Apartment Fires
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The experimental results indicate that the gas pressure in relatively closed apartment can become high enough to revert the flows of the ventilation system, prevent escape through inwards-opening doors, and even break some structures. The peak gas temperatures under the ceiling of the burn room were about 300 C. The pool fires remained well-ventilated. The pressure ranges encountered in the experiments were between 100 Pa to 1650 Pa and the pressure occured within 50 s of ignition. We also report the FDS validation for this type of simulations and discuss the process of modelling the ventilation system and leakages.
|Number of pages||25|
|Early online date||30 Dec 2016|
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|