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Title: Numerical Studies on Methanol Pool Fire Inside the Enclosure
Authors: Sahu D.
Jain S.
Gupta, Akhilesh Kumar
Kumar S.
Manik G.
Kalia S.
Sahoo S.K.
Sharma T.K.
Verma O.P.
Published in: Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Congress on Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, CAMSE 2020
Abstract: The burning of methanol pool fires inside the enclosure is simulated with the help of fire dynamic software. The enclosure dimension is 4 m × 4 m × 4 m and door of size 2 m × 1 m. The pool of size 60 cm is used for this study, located at center of enclosure. The heat release rate of methanol measured by experimentally is used here as a heat source in simulation studies. Several sensors are used to continuously predict the temperature at ceiling, at corner of enclosure, and at center of door opening. In fire dynamic simulator (FDS, Version 6.0), Smagorinsky form of large eddy simulation (LES) is used to predict the turbulence. In the present study, mesh has been refined at near to fire source to study the effects of mesh refinement on temperature at ceiling, temperature distributions along the heights and at door opening. The predicted results of temperatures are found close agreement with experimental results in case of mesh refined near to the fire source. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Citation: Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (2021): 257-269
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Keywords: FDS
Heat flux
ISBN: 9.78981E+12
ISSN: 21954356
Author Scopus IDs: 57188584768
Author Affiliations: Sahu, D., Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Jalandhar, Punjab, 144011, India
Jain, S., Fire Research Division, CSIR- Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 47667, India
Gupta, A., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Kumar, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Funding Details: Acknowledgements This paper work is supported by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, under grant DAE 507-MID. The authors acknowledge the Late Prof. Shashi for her guidance and support, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, IITR; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BARC: DAE 507-MID; Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Corresponding Author: Sahu, D.; Department of Chemical Engineering, India; email:
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