The computational modeling of fires involves the development and implementation of new mathematical models and sub-models to solve problems related to the simulation of turbulent mixing, flame stabilization and pollutant emissions in fires. Currently, the Large Eddy Simulation and RANS models incorporated into several commercial CFD codes are being applied by the Fire Research Group in modeling experimental pool fire and transportation spill fire scenarios. Prediction of specific fire cases and comparison of the results to detailed experimental data obtained in our on campus laboratory and large-scale fire research areas has led fire research to identify improvements in the sub-models and to implement the modifications needed to better simulate complex real-life fire scenarios.

Related areas of study

CFAST and FDS Fire Models
Pool fire experiments

Publications

Risk assessment and fire modelling