Automobile interior fire and its spread to an adjacent vehicle: parallel simulation

Understanding automobile fire behavior, particularly in structures with a high concentration of vehicles such as car parks, is critical for public safety. In this study, the authors evaluate the reliability of computer simulations of automobile fire and its influence on adjacent vehicles. To do so, they compare simulation results with measurements obtained from a full-scale fire experiment conducted in Povazsky Chlmec (Slovakia) in 2009, and their findings support the accuracy of the simulation. The authors investigate the capabilities of parallel simulations in order to support the use of car fire simulation by high-performance computers to test various fire scenarios in car parks and road tunnels. Their results indicate a significant increase in the calculation performance with the parallelization of the calculation. The authors also propose a criterion for determining when, in the course of an automobile fire, window breakage will occur, as such breakage is a critical factor affecting the fire's course.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 305-322
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  • Accession Number: 01675917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2018 4:34PM