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Publication Citation: CFAST ‹ Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6): Technical Reference Guide

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Author(s): Richard D. Peacock; Glenn P. Forney; Paul A. Reneke;
Title: CFAST ‹ Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6): Technical Reference Guide
Published: March 18, 2013
Abstract: CFAST is a two-zone fire model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartment structure subjected to a fire. It calculates the time evolving distribution of smoke and fire gases and the temperature throughout a building during a user- prescribed fire. This report describes the equations which constitute the model, the physical basis for these equations, and an evaluation of the sensitivity and predictive capability of the model.
Citation: NIST SP - 1026r1
Keywords: Building fires; fire growth; fire modeling; hazard assessment; smoke transport
Research Areas: Fire Modeling, Building and Fire Research
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1026r1