Detailed simulation data of a small heptane pool fire

Published: 28-10-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gy62c4rt99.1
Bifen Wu,
Xinyu Zhao


A numerical study of a small-scale turbulent heptane pool fire is conducted in the present study to understand the interactions and coupling among turbulence, chemistry, soot, and radiation in pool fires. A Monte Carlo Ray Tracing (MCRT) based radiation solver, with line-by-line spectral models for five gaseous species and soot, is coupled with a fireFOAM-based reacting flow solver to describe the dynamics of the target fire. A 33-species skeletal mechanism is employed to describe the finite-rate chemistry. A two-equation soot model with C2H2 based inception model is incorporated to describe soot dynamics. The mean flame temperature and axial velocity are compared against empirical scaling relations, achieving encouraging agreement. The computed radiative emission and absorption source terms, the temperature, CO2, CO, H2O, CH4, C2H4 and C7H16 fields are provided, to facilitate radiation model development. The data are generated by OpenFOAM-4.0.