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Tunnel Fire Testing and Modeling

The Morgex North Tunnel Experiment

  • Fabio Borghetti
  • Marco Derudi
  • Paolo Gandini
  • Alessio Frassoldati
  • Silvia Tavelli

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fabio Borghetti, Marco Derudi, Paolo Gandini, Alessio Frassoldati, Silvia Tavelli
    Pages 1-5
  3. Fabio Borghetti, Marco Derudi, Paolo Gandini, Alessio Frassoldati, Silvia Tavelli
    Pages 7-11
  4. Fabio Borghetti, Marco Derudi, Paolo Gandini, Alessio Frassoldati, Silvia Tavelli
    Pages 13-37
  5. Fabio Borghetti, Marco Derudi, Paolo Gandini, Alessio Frassoldati, Silvia Tavelli
    Pages 39-64
  6. Fabio Borghetti, Marco Derudi, Paolo Gandini, Alessio Frassoldati, Silvia Tavelli
    Pages 65-75
  7. Fabio Borghetti, Marco Derudi, Paolo Gandini, Alessio Frassoldati, Silvia Tavelli
    Pages 77-78
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 79-97

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to cast light on all aspects of tunnel fires, based on experimental activities and theoretical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses. In particular, the authors describe a transient full-scale fire test (~15 MW), explaining how they designed and performed the experimental activity inside the Morgex North tunnel in Italy. The entire organization of the experiment is described, from preliminary evaluations to the solutions found for management of operational difficulties and safety issues. This fire test allowed the collection of different measurements (temperature, air velocity, smoke composition, pollutant species) useful for validating and improving CFD codes and for testing the real behavior of the tunnel and its safety systems during a diesel oil fire with a significant heat release rate. Finally, the fire dynamics are compared with empirical correlations, CFD simulations, and literature measurements obtained in other similar tunnel fire tests. This book will be of interest to all engineers and public officials who are concerned with the nature, prevention, and management of tunnel fires.

Keywords

Temperature Measurements Tunnel Fire Risk Ventilation Strategies Smoke Dynamics Diesel Pool Fire CFD Modeling Tunnel Safety Transient Fire Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabio Borghetti
    • 1
  • Marco Derudi
    • 2
  • Paolo Gandini
    • 3
  • Alessio Frassoldati
    • 4
  • Silvia Tavelli
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  5. 5.Department of Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49517-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49516-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49517-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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