Monday, 26 August 2013

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Validation and Fire Modelling

Paper submission deadline: 15th Aug, 2014


Validation remains an essential activity for the continuous improvement of computational fire modelling skills. By validation, we refer to the determination of the expected level of accuracy and the range of applicability of a given fire model by means of comparison to experiments (or higher hierarchy models).
Papers are invited as part of a special issue of Fire Technology devoted to validation studies of modelling of any fire phenomena (eg, pyrolysis, flames, compartment fires, wildfires, structural response, toxicity). Of interest are topics that contribute towards the understanding of its strengths and weaknesses, and include among others:
  Validation techniques
  High-fidelity modelling
  Benchmark experiments
  Multi-model comparison
  A priori vs. a posteriori
  Round robin studies
 

* Editors of this issue are :
Dr Guillermo Rein, Imperial College London, UK, g.rein@imperial.ac.uk
Dr Randall J McDermott, NIST, USA, randall.mcdermott@nist.gov

*Fire Technology* (http://www.springer.com/10694)
FT is the interdisciplinary journal by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Springer, spanning the whole range of fire safety science and engineering. It is the oldest fire journal, publishing uninterruptedly since 1965. The aims are to provide and advocate for research and education in fire safety engineering, and reduce the worldwide burden of fire hazards.
*Paper Submission*
Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. All open submissions will be peer reviewed subject to the standards of the journal. Manuscripts based on previously published conference papers must be extended substantially. The journal accepts three types of manuscripts (full papers, case studies and short communications). Letters to the Editor are also considered. Manuscripts should be submitted to: http://fire.edmgr.com. Please choose article type “Validation of Fire Modelling" when submitting.