Fire Technology

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 134–154 | Cite as

A computer model to assess fire hazards in tunnels (FASIT)

  • David A. Charters
  • W. Alan Gray
  • Andrew C. McIntosh


A computer model that simulates fire growth movement in tunnels is described, and a brief overview of tunnel systems is presented. The methods for predicting mass flows, velocities, smoke concentrations, and heat transfer are presented, along with a list of hazard output parameters. The validation of the model against experiment, and possible directions for future work are also presented.


Fire hazards tunnel multi-zone smoke movement 


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© National Fire Protection Association 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Charters
    • 1
  • W. Alan Gray
    • 2
  • Andrew C. McIntosh
    • 2
  1. 1.NHS EstatesLeedsEngland
  2. 2.University of LeedsEngland

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