ANALYZING A TRANSIT SUBWAY STATION DURING FIRE EMERGENCY USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Computational fluid dynamics is used to analyze a transit subway station during fire emergency conditions. The analysis is based on solving the partial differential equations governing the transport of mass, momentum, and energy within the station geometry. A steady source of heat (e.g., fire) equivalent to 90 MBtu/hr is placed in the station. Steady state results for temperature distribution and air velocity field for three fire locations are presented. The results indicate that safe evacuation of patrons cannot be achieved without mechanical ventilation.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 159-164
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation 1996: planning, management, marketing, new technology, and safety and security
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 309062136
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1996 12:00AM