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Cause of fire investigation

The challenge

A fire in Amsterdam nearly cost the lives of two firefighters. Following the incident, a comprehensive investigation was carried out into the cause and behaviour of the fire. In support of the investigation, FESG performed CFD calculations to analyse the influence of the framework conditions on the behaviour of the fire.

Approach

Given the considerable uncertainty surrounding the framework conditions, the greatest challenge was correctly explaining the behaviour of the fire and the ventilation conditions. 3D simulations offered insight into the behaviour of the fire and the events that unfolded during the incident.

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