Model scale tests of a ro-ro space fire ventilation

The report contains results from a parametric study using model scale tests with natural and mechanical ventilation on ro-ro ship. Two types of fuels were used, heptane liquid fire and wood cribs. The heptane fire was used for the test series using natural ventilation and wood cribs were used in the test series using mechanical ventilation. The tests were carried out in a scale model 1:8 made of steel covered with 6 mm thick gypsum boards. The size of the model was 14.4 m long, 2.8 m wide and 0.6 m high. For natural ventilation different opening sizes (0, 1, 4 and 10% of the area of the walls along the sides) and shapes were located at different hull sides and sill heights. For mechanical ventilation both inlets supply, and outlets extracts were attached to the model and external fans combined with opening or closing of one end side. The air change per hours (ACPH) were set at 0, 10 and 20.


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99
  • Serial:
    • RISE Report
    • Issue Number: 2019:94
    • Publisher: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01781097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 9789189049246
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2021 2:25PM