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C-SAFE has under taken a sensitivy analysis of our fire/container simulations to study the effect of variations in a number of variables. These variables include 1) pool fire diameter (0.5 and 1.0 m firews), 2) wind speed (0 and 4 m/s), 3) container position relatvie to the fire (in or next to the fire), and 4) fuel evaporation rate (1.6 and 6.4 mm/min). Below are the visulations of serveral of these simulation. During the first part of the simulation, the averatge heat flux from the fire to the container is calculated. This heat flux is then used during the heat-up phase of the simulation, leading to the explosion phase.