A numerical model for ceiling flame spread beneath a combustible board with charring material

Wenguo Weng, Yuji Hasemi

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In this paper, an approach for modeling ceiling flame spread beneath a combustible board is developed. The presented model consists of a one-dimensional flame spread model coupled with a one-dimensional pyrolysis model. Firstly, the pyrolysis model is validated against the experimental data from the literature. In addition, the existing experimental data (the ceiling flame spread beneath medium density fibreboard (MDF)) are used for comparison to validate the numerical model. The results obtained from numerical simulations using the presented model are consistent with the experimental tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-396
Number of pages12
JournalFire Safety Science
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1
Event8th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science - Beijing, China
Duration: 2005 Sep 182005 Sep 23



  • Ceiling flame spread
  • Charring material
  • Pyrolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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