A Simulation Investigation of Fire Smoke Behavior above Urban Street Canyon

This paper presents computer simulation investigations on the fire smoke movement above street canyons under a velocity condition. Two buildings with different aspect ratios, when the range of windward building height is 5 ~ 17 m and the leeward building height remains at 18 m, have been considered. Besides, the width of the street canyon has been taken as an important factor to influence the critical velocity here. It is shown that the critical velocity of the fire smoke, which moves from windward building to the leeward building, decreases with the height of windward building firstly, but increases with its further increase. According to the theoretical analysis, it is found that the critical velocity is a function of dimensionless width of street canyon. A model has been developed to predict the critical velocity above the street canyon.


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  • Accession Number: 01662925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 2018 9:48AM