報告題目：Fire modelling: the success, the challenges, and the dilemma
報告人：英國薩里大學 Jennifer Wen教授
The presentation will review the achievements of my team and the wider IAFSS community in advancing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques for modelling a wide range of fire scenarios, including physics-based sub-models for combustion, soot, and radiative heat transfer as well as robust modelling approaches for flame spread over solids, liquid fuels, and fire suppression. These will be followed by revisiting some successful applications in which CFD simulations influenced design, development of fire protection strategies as well as fire safety in emerging energy technologies like hydrogen and batteries. Some challenges for which robust modelling techniques/approaches are still lacking will be flagged up. Examples in which codes and standards for fire protection should consider explosion safety and the role of consequence analysis using CFD to inform such consideration will be elucidated. Finally, the presentation will reflect on some dilemma faced by fire modelers.
Jennifer Wen is currently a Professor in Energy Resilience at University of Surrey, where she established and leads the Fire and Explosion Modelling Group (FMEG). She also leads the Energy and Environment Programme at the pan-university Institute for Sustainability. Jennifer has been working on fire modelling since 1995, focusing on model development and validation. Her research has been applied to a wide range of fire scenarios. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vice Chair of IAFSS for Research. She serves as a member and Task Force Leader of the European Safety Panel on Hydrogen Safety (EHSP) for the Clean Hydrogen Partnership of the European Commission.