University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 1999 Seminar Series
Title of Talk Large Eddy Simulations of Fire
The talk describes a methodology for simulating the transport of smoke and
hot gases from fires inside and outside of enclosures. Efficient CFD techniques
are used to solve the Navier-Stokes equations with a simple form of the large
eddy simulation technique. The computations are three-dimensional and
time-dependent. Due to the efficiency of the algorithm, calculations employing
over a million computational cells are routinely performed on workstations and
high-end PCs. A description of the underlying mathematical model and
computational techniques will be presented, followed by examples ranging from
small scale combustion experiments to full scale industrial fires to the
dispersal of smoke plumes over complex terrain.
Friday, October 15, 1999
Refreshments served after the seminar in
227 Akerman Hall.
Disability accomodations provided upon request.
Contact Kristal Belisle, Senior