Two-layer modeling of smoke movement in building fires
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1980 Heyden & Son Ltd.
Fire and Materials
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 17–27, March 1980
How to Cite
Zukoski, E. E. and Kubota, T. (1980), Two-layer modeling of smoke movement in building fires. Fire Mater., 4: 17–27. doi: 10.1002/fam.810040103
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 30 OCT 1979
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 OCT 1979
- Manuscript Received: 25 MAY 1978
A description is given of a model which predicts the motion of combustion products and fresh air caused by a fire located in one room of a two-room structure. The gas in each room is assumed to be divided into two homogeneous layers, a layer next to the ceiling which contains hot combustion products and one next to the floor which contains fresh air. The model predicts the motion of the interface separating these layers and the density of the hot layers as a function of time and an arbitrarily specified fire heat release rate.