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Public Forum => PyroSim => Topic started by: changzhoushusheng on July 25, 2010, 07:58:38 am

Title: nozzle
Post by: changzhoushusheng on July 25, 2010, 07:58:38 am
Hello everybody
I want to simulate the fire-fightinglance?wish the sprinkler or nozzle  spray with a very big water gage, dose it feasible? who can help me?thank you verymuch.
Title: Re: nozzle
Post by: Bryan Klein on August 13, 2010, 12:23:14 pm
This is an area of active research at NIST.
http://www.nist.gov/bfrl/fire_protection/fireservice/hose_stream_charact_effect_modeling.cfm (http://www.nist.gov/bfrl/fire_protection/fireservice/hose_stream_charact_effect_modeling.cfm)

The key would be Validating that the nozzle in your model has some basis in reality.

Also, there are some physics of water suppression that are not accounted for by FDS, it is fairly complex from a physics and chemistry point of view.

The best approach is to put together a simple model of your nozzle spray and test various parameters related to how it operates.

Best Regards,
-Bryan Klein