Over the course of its 25-year history, NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations has changed the practice of fire investigation for the better. Without a doubt, NFPA 921 has appropriately driven a more rigorous approach to fire investigation that seeks to avoid cognitive bias and reliance on techniques that, when rigorously examined, are […]
Applications of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Computational Fluid Dynamics Software to the Investigation of Fires
In his paper, John presents his recent work in validation of SOLIDWORKS CFD models compared to physical tests conducted in the Warren laboratory. This work demonstrates Warren’s capabilities in both computer modeling and physical testing of fire causation hypotheses as described in NFPA 921.