Experimental study of the effect of Froude-number scaling on radiation
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Froude-scaling is a widely used tool in fire safety analysis, this is used to reduce the cost and to simplify large scenarios in order to study them more efficiently. This study aims to investigate the limitations of downscaling, specifically when it comes to radiation. No previous work has been found on this subject, apart from the initial conclusion that Froude-scaling has limitations regarding radiation. It appears from this study that the more downscaling that happens the bigger impact it has on the underestimation of radiation. An error of 49-87% is present in this study. This will have an effect on the results of a study, specifically studies regarding fire safety. Both the experiments conducted in this study, and the numerical calculations show the same trend of underestimation.
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