Proceedings of the
Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Fire Dynamics and Safety
David G. Lilley
Lilley & Associates, USA
Catastrophic fires still occur, and many people still donít realize just how quickly a seemingly simple
fire can grow rapidly into an inescapable furious inferno. Information, analysis and calculations of fire
dynamic phenomena can assist in understanding and applying scientific information to real-world fire
situations. Recent extensive study, research, experimentation and field observations and measurements
have led to the need for critical evaluation of fire phenomena and its simulation, see Lilley (2004) and
NFPA (2004). Fire dynamicists can develop an appreciation for technical/scientific understanding of the
phenomena and its applicability to real-world practical down-to-earth situations.