wildFireFoam

wildFireFoam is an extension of fireFoam, an OpenFOAM solver for “…fires and turbulent diffusion flames with reacting particle clouds, surface film and pyrolysis modelling.” It retains all functionality originally included in fireFoam for efficient simulation of complex fire phenomena. Similar to diffusionFireFoam, it also incorporates adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) to increase simualtion efficiency without sacrificing accuracy by updating the computational mesh at runtime and adding resolution only in regions of interest (e.g. where reactions are occuring). It has been designed specifically to reduce computational cost of fire spread and suppression simulations for use in outer-loop processes (e.g. optimization and uncertainty quantification).

Caelan Lapointe
Caelan Lapointe
PhD student

Caelan’s research is motivated by complex fire phenomena with a focus on industrial and environmental applications.

Peter Hamlington
Peter Hamlington
Associate Professor

Peter is an associate professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and the principal investigator of the Turbulence and Energy Systems Laboratory.