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Program of FM Global Open Source CFD Fire Modeling Workshop 2011

(Updated: May 4, 2011)



Chair Person:  Robert G. Bill, Jr.

8:30 – 9:00

Welcome and introductions



9:00 – 9:30

S. Dorofeev, et al.

FM Global

Update on FM Global’s fire modeling program

9:30 – 10:00

Y. Wang, et al.

FM Global

Status of FireFOAM development and future plan

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee break

Fire dynamics

Chair Person:  Arnaud Trouvé

10:15 – 10:45

Sergio Ferraris, et al.


OpenFOAM: FireFoam solver and other developments by OpenCFD

10:45 – 11:15

G. Maragkos, P. Rauwoens and B. Merci

Ghent University

Large eddy simulations of a turbulent buoyant helium plume with FireFOAM

11:15 – 11:45

Luca Iannantuoni, Daniele Ettorre

Politecnico di Milano

Numerical simulation of fire-induced flows in small compartments with fireFOAM

12:00 – 1:00


Chair Person:  Yi Wang

1:00 – 1:30

Z.B.Chen, J.X.Wen, B.P.Xu and S.Dembele

Kingston University

The Extension of the Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC) to the LES framework in FireFOAM

1:30 – 2:00

Ning Ren, Ayodeji Ojofeitimi and Arnaud Trouvé

University of Maryland

FireFOAM Simulations of Vertical Turbulent Wall Fires

2:00 – 2:30

N. Bal, H. Biteau, P. Girods, A. Cowlard, G. Rein and J.L. Torero

University of Edinburgh


Development of Test Interpretation Methods for Pyrolysis Models


2:30 – 2:45

Coffee break

Chair Person:  Jennifer Wen

2:45 – 3:15

Niveditha Krishnamoorthy, et al.

FM Global

FireFOAM simulations of fire spread in parallel panel geometry

3:15 – 3:45

Marcos Chaos, et al.

FM Global

Issues affecting material behavior: Char oxidation and spectral properties

3:45 – 4:15

E. Oztekin, D. Blake, R. Lyon


Numerical simulations of smoldering fire in an aircraft cargo compartment

4:15 – 4:30

Coffee break

Chair Person:  Jose Torero

4:30 – 5: 00

Prateep Chatterjee, et al.

FM Global

Numerical Simulation of Fire Spread in a Rack Storage Configuration

5:00 – 5:30

Pak Lui

HPC Advisory Council

OpenFOAM Scalability on InfiniBand-Based Multi-core Clusters








Chair Person:  Marcos Chaos

8:30 -9:00

James S. T'ien

Case Western Reserve University

Knowledge learned from small flame studies that can be useful to large-scale fire modeling

9:00 – 9:30

Anna Matala, Simo Hostikka, Chris Lautenberger

VTT Technical research centre of Finland

Modeling complex materials

9:30– 10:00

A. B. Dodd, A. L. Brown,  K. L. Erickson, J.A. Hubbard

Sandia National Laboratories

Multiphase Coupling of Solid Material Decomposition with Fluid Flow and Combustion

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee break

Fire suppression

Chair Person:  Karl Meredith

10:15 – 10:45

Yibing Xin, Jaap de Vries and Karl Meredith

FM Global

Fire Suppression Physics for Sprinkler Protection: Exploratory Studies and Future Work

10:45 – 11:15

Ning Ren, Simon Ludwig, and Andre Marshall

University of Maryland

Sprinkler Modeling and Frame Arm Effects

11:15 – 11:45

Xiangyang Zhou et al.

FM Global

Modeling Spray Parameters of Selected Fire Sprinklers

12:00 – 1:00


Chair Person:  André Marshall

1:00 – 1:30

H. Aghajani, S. Dembele and J. X. Wen

Kingston University

Modeling sprinkler sprays

1:30 – 2:00

Karl Meredith, et al.

FM Global

Modeling water transport in FireFOAM

2:00 – 2:30

E. Blanchard, S. Hostikka, T. Sikanen R. McDermott, K. McGrattan


Modeling water spray in the Fire Dynamics Simulator Version 6

2:30 – 3:00

Ragini Acharya


Numerical Simulations of Watermist Injection and Its Interaction with a Buoyant Plume

3:00 – 3:15

Coffee break

Flame spread and wildfires

Chair Person:  Yibing Xin

3:15 – 3:45

M.J. Gollner, X. Huang, F.A. Williams, A.S. Rangwala

University of California, San Diego

Flame Propagation on Inclined Fuel Surfaces

3:45 – 4:15

Albert Simeoni and Jose Torero

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Towards understanding of porous fuel burning

4:15 – 4:45

Paulo Bufacchi

University of Sao Paulo

Physical model for surface forest fire in Amazonia


Chair Person:  Sergey Dorofeev

4:45 – 5:30


Knowledge gaps / modeling issues / future plans