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A Round Robin of Fire Modelling for Performance Based Design

Johansson, Nils LU ; Andersson, Johan; McNamee, Robert and Pelo, Christian (2019) 15th International Conference and Exhibitionon Fire Science and Engineering, Interflam 2019
Abstract
Nine participants, representing eight different Swedish fire consultancy firms participated in a Round Robin study where two different fire scenarios were simulated with the Fire Dynamics Simulator. The participants were given clear instructions on the building layout and heat release rate for the two scenarios. Still, the results demonstrate a significant variation in time to sprinkler system activation and available safe escape time, between the participants. It is important to emphasize that some degree of variation is unavoidable, as engineers can model things differently without the modelling solution necessarily being incorrect. Some of the variation seen in this study is however related to modelling choices that are questionable and... (More)
Nine participants, representing eight different Swedish fire consultancy firms participated in a Round Robin study where two different fire scenarios were simulated with the Fire Dynamics Simulator. The participants were given clear instructions on the building layout and heat release rate for the two scenarios. Still, the results demonstrate a significant variation in time to sprinkler system activation and available safe escape time, between the participants. It is important to emphasize that some degree of variation is unavoidable, as engineers can model things differently without the modelling solution necessarily being incorrect. Some of the variation seen in this study is however related to modelling choices that are questionable and consequently problematic for the reliability of the fire safety design. (Less)
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Interscience Communications Ltd
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15th International Conference and Exhibitionon Fire Science and Engineering, Interflam 2019
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London, United Kingdom
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2019-07-01 - 2019-07-03
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English
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  abstract     = {Nine participants, representing eight different Swedish fire consultancy firms participated in a Round Robin study where two different fire scenarios were simulated with the Fire Dynamics Simulator. The participants were given clear instructions on the building layout and heat release rate for the two scenarios. Still, the results demonstrate a significant variation in time to sprinkler system activation and available safe escape time, between the participants. It is important to emphasize that some degree of variation is unavoidable, as engineers can model things differently without the modelling solution necessarily being incorrect. Some of the variation seen in this study is however related to modelling choices that are questionable and consequently problematic for the reliability of the fire safety design.},
  author       = {Johansson, Nils and Andersson, Johan and McNamee, Robert and Pelo, Christian},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {London, United Kingdom},
  month        = {06},
  pages        = {12},
  publisher    = {Interscience Communications Ltd},
  title        = {A Round Robin of Fire Modelling for Performance Based Design},
  year         = {2019},
}