Numerical investigation on the effect of fire compartment opening width and heat release rate on the horizontal projection of smoke plume in a full-scale atrium

Mohammed Abdullah Mutafi, Mohammad Shakir Nasif, William Pao, Firas Basim Ismail

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Abstract

Atrium is a modern architectural design of buildings that has an open space at the middle and contains multiple floors. In case of a fire in an atrium, the movement of the smoke plume is influenced by several factors. A CFD simulation using fire dynamic simulator (FDS6) software is conducted to investigate the effect of fire compartment opening width and heat release rate on horizontal Projections of smoke plume in a full scale atrium with down stand depths of 1m and 0.75m. It was found that, when the fire compartment opening width is small the smoke plume tends to flow away from the atrium structure. However, when the heat release rate is small the smoke plume flows closer to the atrium structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018
EditorsMohammad Shakir Nasif, Shaharin Anwar B. Sulaiman, Srinivasa Rao Pedapati, Hamdan Ya, Othman B. Mamat, William Pao King Soon
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417618
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2018
Event6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability, ICPER 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Aug 201814 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2035
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability, ICPER 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/08/1814/08/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Mutafi, M. A., Nasif, M. S., Pao, W., & Ismail, F. B. (2018). Numerical investigation on the effect of fire compartment opening width and heat release rate on the horizontal projection of smoke plume in a full-scale atrium. In M. S. Nasif, S. A. B. Sulaiman, S. R. Pedapati, H. Ya, O. B. Mamat, & W. P. K. Soon (Eds.), 6th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability 2018: World Engineering Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2018 [070005] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2035). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5075595