A series of experiments has been performed in the Sandia National Laboratories FLAME facility with a 2-meter diameter JP-8 fuel pool fire. Sandia heat flux gages were employed to measure the incident flux at 8 locations outside the flame. Experiments were repeated to generate sufficient data for accurate confidence interval analysis. Additional sources of error are quantified and presented together with the data. The goal of this paper is to present these results in a way that is useful for validation of computer models that are capable of predicting heat flux from large fires. We anticipate using these data for comparison to validate models within the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC, formerly ASCI) codes FUEGO and SYRINX that predict fire dynamics and radiative transport through participating media. We present preliminary comparisons between existing models and experimental results.
A Validation Quality Heat Flux Dataset for Large Pool Fires
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Brown, AL, & Blanchat, TK. "A Validation Quality Heat Flux Dataset for Large Pool Fires." Proceedings of the ASME 2003 Heat Transfer Summer Conference. Heat Transfer: Volume 2. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. July 21–23, 2003. pp. 71-78. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2003-47249
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