Simulation Dataset on Fire in the Cavity of Naturally Ventilated Double Skin Façade with Venetian Blinds

Published: 14 October 2022| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/cdc5wfmhs2.2
Youxian Huang ,


This dataset contains thermocouple temperature data in °C obtained from Fire Dynamic Simulation (FDS) of a 5MW HRR polyurethane GM27 fire in a multi-storey Double Skin Façade (DSF) building with Venetian blinds. The Excel spreadsheet has temperature data obtained from thermocouples installed on the glazing surfaces in the DSF cavity for floors 2, 3 and 4 (see Physical Model and Thermocouple Map). The data is presented for the scenarios where there is no Venetian blind installed in the DSF cavity to when the Venetian blind is 0.5m away from the inner glazing, Middle and 0.5m away from the outer glazing in the DSF cavity. In these scenarios the dataset also shows the glazing surface temperatures for various Venetian blind slat angle openings of 135°, 90°, 45° and 0° in the three Venetian blind positions in the DSF cavity. The simulation was carried out at 100s per scenario. The dataset also contains the input and output data files obtained from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) software used for the investigations. A PDF of the Physical Model and Thermocouple Position Map is also provided in this dataset to provide clarity for users of this dataset. The input and output source codes are provided in folders labelled Fire in DSF with Venetian Blind - Input Data and Fire in DSF with Venetian Blind - Output Data respectively. The dataset also includes the model validation data. The model validation data includes the surface temperatures in °C obtained from two thermocouples labelled TC 59 installed at a height of 1.6m representing the thermocouple on the upper floor and TC 63 installed at a height of 4.8m representing the thermocouple on the lower floor. The input source code for the simulation for the model validation is also included and labelled ‘Validation-Input’. A thermocouple map labelled Thermocouple Map-Validation Model is also included to provide users with clarity. Further information and details related to this dataset can be found in: Huang Y, Yeboah S, Shao J. Numerical investigation of fire in the cavity of naturally ventilated double skin façade with venetian blinds. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. 2022;0(0). doi:10.1177/01436244221129763.


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University of Nottingham - Ningbo China, London South Bank University, Ningbo University of Technology


Numerical Modeling, Temperature, Fire Modeling, Green Building, Fire Numerical Simulation, Fire Protection, Fire Investigation, Double-Skin Facade, Building Fire Safety