A pseudofield model approach to simulate compartment-fire phenomena for marine fire safety design

Nobuyoshi Fukuchi, Changhong Hu

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Abstract

In order to prevent the spread of marine compartment fires, it is necessary to understand the governing factors or characteristics of fire-spread phenomena. We present a pseudofield model approach to this problem. We first described a field model of turbulent heat convection based on a standard k - ε turbulence model. Two-dimensional numerical simulations of a two-linked compartment fire were carried out in order to predict the turbulent convection flow induced by the heat released from the fire. Then a more complicated fire-spread problem of multilinked compartment fires was analyzed by means of a zone model, in which the amounts of oxygen consumption and gas generation were solved by a gas-balance equations system. The effect of threshold conditions on fire propagation and the effect of the thickness of the heat insulation were investigated with numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 6 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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