Assessment of fire resistance requirements

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Journal titleFire Technology
Pages221237; # of pages: 17
Subjectfire resistance; fire spread; normalized heat load; rooms; normalized heat load calculation; compartment fire spreading potential; Performance of:
AbstractThe calculation of normalized heat load, a succinct quantifier of the potential of compartment fires to spread by destruction, is greatly simplified by the introduction of two semi-empirical equations. These afford direct insight into the relation between the destructive potential of fire and the principal characteristics of the fire compartment and its contents of combustibles.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number20076
NPARC number20378989
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Record created2012-07-24
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