The structure of convective columns forming during a fire is investigated numerically. The maximum height of a convective column and the height of spread for different values of energy release and size of the site of fire are determined. The dependence of the results on constants in the algebraic model of turbulence is analyzed. The calculation results are compared with the data of laboratory experiments. Model calculations are performed in a three-dimensional formulation.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1999|