Experimental research

Expertise and efficiency


Fire modelling is used to:
  • identify alternative technical solutions to the prescribed solutions
  • provide decision support and optimization of fire safety systems
  • an alternative to tests when they are not technically or economically possible

Modelling accidental phenomena as part of danger analyses  danger analyses 
  • Simulation of radiated heat flux,
  • Atmospheric dispersion of smoke, toxic species, flammable species
  • Simulation of explosion effects

The FLUMILOG method
  • Study of heat flows generated by a logistics warehouse fire and similar fires
  • Study of fire behaviour of a pallet of products using the Flumilog protocol
  • Technical assistance
  • Training in the use of the Flumilogtool 
flumilog modélisation
Atmospheric dispersion modelling
Optimizing and processing risks with fire safety engineering
  • Technical support using quantitative arguments based on analytical or numerical modelling
  • Alternative scenarios, contradictory scenarios...
model expertise
  • Three types of proven methodological approaches
  • Pre-sizing of fire reconstitution tests 
modelisation expertise
  • Proven field experience based on on-site appraisals and tests performed by CNPP
  • Pre-sizing / design of fire test halls / CNPP hood
  • Validation of instrumented tests to provide additional results based on simulation
  • Alternative scenarios or extrapolation from previously validated tests
modelisation essais
essais modelisation
Water-fire interaction 
  • Subject of a PhD thesis presented in December 2013
  • Development of a predictive model of surface cooling by sprinkling
  • Study of hot gas cooling
  • Identification of possible applications of fire safety engineering
R&D modelisation
Modelling of evacuation conditions and time necessary for evacuation
  • Subject of an M2 internship presented in September 2014 on the critical analysis of existing advanced models
  • Subject of a PhD thesis which began in October 2014
  • Development of a stochastic approach to evacuation
  • Improvement in visibility modelling
  • Development of models applicable to fire safety engineering studies
R&D évacuation
Cohabitation between sprinklers / natural smoke clearance
  • Subject of a PhD thesis which began in October 2014, funded by the French Group of manufacturers and installers of thermal insulation and smoke evacuation equipment (GIF) affiliated to the French Fire-fighting Equipment Federation (FFMI).
  • Critical analysis of experimental studies conducted to date.
  • Investigation of the points which are not subject to consensus, based on tests and standard configuration modelling.
  • Development of a sprinkler / smoke clearance cohabitation guide.

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