This paper presents a preliminary investigation of transient flow characteristics and heat release in a ventilated compartment fire. This study aims at enhancing current understanding of fire propagation in the compartment and its influence on the air flow characteristics. The present paper demonstrated through the application of numerical techniques the results of different ventilation scenarios for single fire scenario. It is recommended to use the smoke extract fans in designated locations in the spaces that could be exposed to the fire hazards. Corridor smoke extract fan provides the safe escape for the occupancy. Quantitative parametric studies are carried out for various situations, to enhance our knowledge about the fire behaviour. The fire field models based on CFD are useful tools that can greatly support this target.

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