NIST NCSTAR 1-5E: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Experiments and Modeling of Multiple Workstations Burning in a Compartment [open pdf - 5MB]
"A series of large-scale experiments were conducted in the NIST Large Fire Laboratory from November 4 to December 10, 2003, to assess the accuracy with which the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) predicts the thermal environment in a burning compartment. In addition, the experiments established a data set to validate prediction of the heat release rate associated with the burning of office furnishings similar in type to those found in the World Trade Center (WTC) towers. The experiments were designed to recreate aspects of the WTC fires including issues associated with limited ventilation, fire spread and growth on real furnishings, and the effects of debris and jet fuel on the heat release rates of fires burning under conditions believed to be similar to those occurring on September 11, 2001."
NIST NCSTAR 1-5E